Sea Lions in the Parking Lot : Animals On The Move In A Time Of Pandemic
By: Lenora Todaro,
Illustrated by: Annika Siems
What would happen if people all around the world stayed inside, away from animals’ habitats? Twelve fascinating real-life stories of creatures around the globe who reclaimed their habitat during the COVID-19 quarantine show animal lovers and aspiring citizen scientists how to help wildlife by fighting habitat loss.
A Junior Library Guild selection. With the skies, roads, and waterways clear and quiet during the COVID-19 pandemic, the natural world seemed to return to an earlier, wilder state. Animals crossed boundaries that people had set over centuries, reclaiming ancient habitats. From sea lions who clambered into a parking lot in Argentina to deer who wandered in a Japanese subway to lions lounging in the middle of South African roads to kangaroos who bounced through a shopping district in Australia, this thoroughly researched, stunningly illustrated book tells the stories of these newly footloose creatures—and describes what the COVID-19 “pause” taught scientists about how ecosystems and wildlife can rebound if the right environmental conditions are achieved.
Hardcover-Juvenile Nonfiction-Ages 4 to 8, Grades P to 3
0.47" H x 11.34" L x 9.37" W (1.35 lbs) 48 pages