The Odyssey of KP2

The Odyssey of KP2

An Orphan Seal, A Marine Biologist, and the Fight to Save A Species

Book - 2012
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Bringing the contemporary environmental landscape to life, "The Odyssey of KP2" is also the heartwarming portrait of a Hawaiian monk seal whose unforgettable personality never falters, even as his fate hangs in the balance
Publisher: New York : Penguin Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781594203398
1594203393
Characteristics: xvi, 283 p. : ill. ; 25 cm

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SanRafaelStaff_Adult Oct 27, 2017

When a two day-old Hawaiian monk seal pup is attacked and abandoned by his mother on a beach in Kauai, officials must decide if they should save the newborn animal or allow nature to take its course. But as a member of the most endangered marine mammal species in U.S. waters, Kauai Pup 2, or KP2,... Read More »


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Derringer
Nov 13, 2018

Are you someone who likes reading true-life "animals-in-danger" stories that come with an uplifting, happy ending? - Then - "The Odyssey of KP2" is sure to be an enjoyable read for you.

As you'll soon find out - KP2 is an affectionate and boisterous, little baby monk seal. His close bond with wildlife biologist, Terrie Williams (who came to his rescue) is certain to be a joyous inspiration to all.

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Me_Tarzan
Oct 01, 2018

If you like to read "real-life" stories about the forming of a strong bond between humans and animals - Then - "The Odyssey of KP2" should be of some significant appeal and interest to you.

Written by wildlife biologist, Terrie Williams - This book of non-fiction tells the "good news/bad news" tale of how the author rescued a 2-day-old Hawaiian monk seal from certain death (who had been abandoned by its mother on the beach at Kauai).

Williams' great concern for this cute, helpless, little creature lead her to quickly discover that monk seals (who face a complex environmental struggle) are one of the most critically endangered marine mammals in the USA.

This book also includes several pages of photographs, as well.

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