Did you know that on October 24th of 2021, that will be the second year in a row to celebrate the newly formed WORLD KANGAROO DAY? It was created in the aftermath of the devastating bushfire of 2020 that killed 3 billion Australian animals such as koalas, kangaroos, and many, many more.
Australian Kangaroo fans are hoping this will limit the commercialized killing of that precious animal in Australia.
Watch the heartbreaking video at the end of this blog that tells you more about this tragic fire and its impact on one of the kangaroo sanctuaries. I must admit, it had me in tears.
Perhaps, if you check out my newly published 48-page illustrated chapter book about Australian kangaroos and wallabies, you will fall in love with them, too.
The book is called "Zeb and Deb Spy Kangaroos and Wallabies."
Little did I know that when I photographed these cute critters in February of 2019, some of those I photographed might have actually died in that fire. I pray that is not the case.
Zeb and Deb Spy Kangaroos and Wallabies by Debbie Dunn
Ten-year-old twins, Zeb and Deb, adore seeing the world with their travel-writing dad. Where are they going this time? The homeschooled fourth graders will cruise to Australia.
What will they do on this journey? They will photograph kangaroos and wallabies at five Australian animal venues: (1) Reptile Park, (2) Symbio Wildlife Park, (3) Taronga Zoo Sydney, and (4) Blackbutt Reserve in the state of New South Wales plus (5) Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in the island state of Tasmania.
In honor of the newly formed annual World Kangaroo Day, celebrated on October 24th, join Zeb and Deb on this fantastic adventure!
Book links on Amazon plus Barnes & Noble Press
- Amazon paperback
- Amazon Kindle eBook
- Barnes & Noble Press hardback
- Barnes & Noble Press paperback
- Barnes & Noble Press NOOK eBook