African Mammals Books

Great books on African Mammals, perfect if you are looking for more than just an identification guide.

The Behavior Guide to African Mammals
Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, Primates
The Safari Companion: Guide to Watching African Mammals Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa
The Behavior Guide to African Mammals The Safari Companion: Guide to Watching African Mammals Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa
Highly Recommended
The Behavior Guide to African Mammals is as different from a conventional field guide as motion pictures are from a snapshot. Whether we are able to look at them face to face, on television, or in the hundreds of illustrations provided here by Daniel Otte, this guide allows us to understand what animals do and what their behavior means. Drawing on his own extensive fieldwork and on the research of many other scientists, Richard Estes describes and explains the behavior of four major groups of mammals. Estes’s remarkably informative guide is as up-to-date for the zoologist as it is accessible for the interested onlooker.
Highly Recommended
Possibly the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals and an indispensable tool for anyone traveling to Africa. The Safari Companion enables you to recognise and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account includes a behavioral table in which the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and game parks as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on where and when to see the animals.
More than just a field guide, this is the definitive photographic guide to the mammals of southern Africa. Standing in contrast to guides that emphasize only Africa s larger mammals, it covers the diversity of small mammals: golden moles, sengis, hedgehogs and shrews, bats, hares and rabbits, and rodents. Including major biotic zones, mammal identification, conservation and management in Africa. Mammal families and subfamilies, color-coded to facilitate their location within the text. Identification is based on 470 excellent photographs emphasizing distinguishing features, along with 275 distribution maps. The 350 species accounts cover description, distribution, habitat, behavior, food, and reproduction.
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