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Locally Wild

Keeping Native Animals as Pets.

By Christopher Cheng


Locally Wild is a glossy, fully illustrated book for kids written by one of the nation’s best children’s authors. Chris Cheng introduces readers to a nation of native–animal enthusiasts whose hobby is caring for fauna as diverse as turtles, cockatoos, bats, native honeybees and marsupials like quolls and possums. We also meet the kids who have transformed their communities and neighbourhoods into native animal sanctuaries, and their own yards into havens of animal life.

Chris believes that Australians need to live up close with native animals – in our neighbourhood parks, by creating wetlands and bushland; attracting them to our yards, through creative gardening; and especially as pets, instead of the introduced exotic animals we now prefer.

Locally Wild is a ‘how-to guide for children 9 to 14, parents, teachers and enthusiasts of all ages explaining how to care for those native animals we are allowed to keep under existing laws; from caging, feeding and keeping them healthy; to where to get them from and the local hobby groups you can join.

Includes insects, fish, reptiles and frogs, birds and marsupials, an all types of situations from suburban yards and flats to farms and schools.

Beautifully illustrated with stories about kids and adults who live with natives, amazing facts, weird critters, and instructions and diagrams on building enclosures and how to turn your yard into a wild life haven.

ISBN: 978-0-9802924-5-9

Buy Now for $26.95 plus $2.00 postage


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