Queens of the Jungle

Publisher: Neon Squid

Male lions are called the “Kings of the Jungle” and generally thought to be the strongest, bravest and fiercest animals in the world. Yet, this is a myth, and it’s actually the lionesses that hunt and bring home food for their families – including the males. 

One reason why myths like this have endured is that the majority of scientists and animal biologists were male, operating in a largely male-dominated world.  

As a female scientist and animal physiologist, Dr Carly Anne York is passionate about learning about female animals and dedicated to making sure that the beautiful diversity of the animal kingdom is appreciated by everyone.  

Therefore, in this fantastic book detailing female animals across the spectrum of mammals, insects and sea creatures, Dr York dispels the myths of male superiority in nature and introduces readers to a fantastic range of female animals and their amazing abilities, from the fearsome rattlesnake mother protecting her young to the deadly black widow spider and the topi antelopes, who battle each other for the best mate. 

Visually, Queens of the Jungle is also fantastic, with Kimberlie Clinthorne-Wong’s colourful, beautiful illustrations providing a feast for the eyes on every page. 

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