15: Please Play With Me | English | Printed
A young sea lion is encouraging a lone sea cucumber to stop working so hard and have some fun! But, due to chronic overharvesting of his brothers and sisters he cannot simply relinquish his role as the cleaner of the oceans debris and pollution. The manta ray explains this sad story to the sea lion and they lament the fact that human beings destroy eco-systems and animal and plant species for personal pleasure.
This Fable is inspired by Maria Verónica Toral Granada. completed her thesis on the reproductive biology of the sea cucumber, Stichopus fuscus, earning her a B. Sc. In Environmental Biology at the University of Azuay in 1996.Upon graduation, Veronica continued her studies in South Africa, obtaining an M.Sc. in Conservation Biology at the University of Cape Town in 1998.
Gunter's Fables are structured to include the following learning guides and categories: Did You Know, Think About It, Teachers and Parents Guide, Academic Knowledge, Emotional Intelligence, The Arts, Systems: Making the Connections, Capacity to Implement and even who the fable is inspired by!