Wildlife Detective: A Scientist Cracks Cases of Wildlife Crime
The crime scene: a New York City airport. The suspect: a handbag and shoe importer who claims his products were made from an unprotected type of crocodile. The call for help: conservation geneticist George Amato at the AMNH.
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This online article is from Science Explorations, a collaboration between AMNH and Scholastic designed to promote science literacy. Written for students in grades 3-6, this article from SuperScience magazine has the following content:
- An in-depth look at how a conservation geneticist turned sleuth to help crack a case that threatened rare animals.
- A "More from the Museum" section that offers quizzes, experiments, and other activities.
- A "Talking Science" video.
- An online activity with links to mini-movies, fun activities, and other science interactives.
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