I was not quite sure what to expect from ZooBorns by Andrew Bleiman and Chris Eastland. I wondered whether it was targeted towards adults or kids, or if it was just a coffee table book. As it turned out, ZooBorns was all of these things! For an entire week after I received ZooBorns, I brought it out to almost every dinner I went to. Without a fail, the first viewer’s oohs and aahs had everyone else grappling to take a look at the adorable animals pictured of the book’s pages.
ZooBorns features baby animals from zoos and aquariums around the world, and discusses the role that these births play in conservation efforts. Beautiful photos of animals are accompanied by descriptions that include the dates of births, their endangered status, and background stories for each baby.
In ZooBorns pages, you will find well known animals like orangutans, giraffes and kangaroos. However, you will also see photos of animals like the crowned sifaka and the rock hyrax that I’ve personally never seen or heard of before.
ZooBorns is more of a photo/coffee table book than one that required dedicated reading. The images are too adorable for words and you will definitely find an animal or two that you knew nothing before opening this book. It’s likely to appeal to adults and children alike, and will surely spark a conversation in any room!
Tamandua (Lesser Anteater) – David Collier / Discovery Cove
Asian Small-clawed Otters – Jason Collier / SeaWorld Orlando
Red Kangaroo – Darlene Stack / Assiniboine Park Zoo
This book was provided free of any obligation by FSB Associates. No monetary or any other form of compensation was received.