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Reading Resources

Reading resources for all ages can be found on this list. We update this list periodically so check back soon for more books.

Children’s Books:

All the Way to the Ocean by Joel Harper

Astro: The Steller Sea Lion by Jeanne Walker Harvey

Charlie and Lola: We are Extremely Very Good Recyclers by Lauren Child

Cuddly Critters for Little Geniuses by Susan and James Patterson

Dolphin’s First Day by Kathleen Zoehfeld

Emi and the Rhino Scientist by Mary Kay Carson

Endangered by Eliot Schrefer

Goodnight Ocean by Mark Jasper

I want to Go Green! But What Does that Mean? byJill Dunn

If a Dolphin Were a Fish by Loran Wlordarski

If Anything Ever Goes Wrong at the Zoo by Mary Jean Hendrick

Life at the Zoo by Michael George

Manatee Winter by Kathleen Zoehfeld

Me…Jane by Patrick McDonnell

One Plastic Bag by Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of Gambia

Primates by Jim Ottaviani and Maris Wicks

Seeds of Change by Jen Cullerton Johnson

The EARTH Book by Todd Parr

The Watcher by Jeanette Winter

World Without Fish by Mark Kurlansky

You Wouldn’t Want to Live Without Bees! By Alex Woolf

Z is for Zookeeper by Marie and Roland Smith


Animal Training Resources:

Animal Training by Ken Ramirez

Animal Training 101 by Jenifer Zeligs

Behavior Modification in Applied Settings by Alan Kazdin

Behavior Sampler by Gary Wilkes

Don’t Shoot the Dog by Karen Pryor

Lads Before the Wind by Karen Pryor

On Behavior by Karen Pryor

Touching Animal Souls by Gabrielle Harris

Whale Done by Blanchard, Lacinak, Tompkins, and Ballard

Zoomility by Grey Stafford

Career Resources:

Careers for Animal Lovers and Other Zoological Types by Louise Miller

Starting Your Career as a Marine Mammal Trainer by Terry Samansky

Wear a Wetsuit at Work: How You Can Become a Marine Mammal Trainer by Kyle Kittleson


Demon Fish by Juliet Eilperin

Human Impacts on Seals, Sea Lions, and Otters by Braje and Rick

Killing Keiko by Mark Simmons

Last Chance to See by Douglas Adams and Mark Carwardine

Saving Wild by Lori Robinson

Sea Change: A Message of the Oceans by Sylvia Earle

Shark: In Peril in the Sea by David Owen

The Empty Ocean by Richard Ellis

The Intimate Ape: Orangutans and the Secret Life of a Vanishing Species by Shawn Thompson

The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw by Bruce Barcott

The Odyssey of KP2 by Terrie Williams

Trash Travels by the Ocean Conservancy

Wildlife Heroes by Julie Scardina and Jeff Flocken

Witness to Extinction by Samuel Turvey

Zooflakes by Brian and Becky Masuga

Zoo Related Reading:

Babylon’s Ark: The Incredible Wartime Rescue of the Baghdad Zoo by Lawrence Anthony with Graham Spence

Dolphin Chronicles by Carol Howard

Excellence Beyond Compliance: Enhancing Animal Welfare Through the Constructive Use of the Animal Welfare Act by James Gesualdi

Jungle Jack: My Wild Life by Jack Hanna

Kicked, Bitten, and Scratched by Amy Sutherland

The Rhino with Glue-On Shoes: And Other Surprising True Stories of Zoo Vets and their Patients by Lucy Spelman

Zoo Story by Thomas French

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