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Fur, Feathers, and Fins: 11 Picture Books About Endangered Animals for Kids

by Dena McMurdie

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My six-year-old daughter is obsessed with animals. She plans to have a farm and raise wild animals when she grows up. And her favorite thing to do is visit the zoo where she can see endangered animals like red wolves, elephants, and gorillas.

Of course, having an animal-crazy kid means we read our fair share of picture books about endangered species. Books allow us to learn about and appreciate these animals. They also offer hope and ideas on how to help with conservation efforts. Here are some of our favorites.