Big Cats and Wild Dogs

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Covers all aspects of big cat and wild dog behavior habitat hunting rearing young, physical characteristics and survial tactics.

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Overview

Covers all aspects of big cat and wild dog behavior habitat hunting rearing young, physical characteristics and survial tactics.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781844761319
  • Publisher: Anness Publishing, Ltd.
  • Publication date: 7/15/2005
  • Pages: 128
  • Age range: 8 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 9.20 (w) x 11.60 (h) x 0.41 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
The World of Big Cats 6
Introducing Big Cats
What is a Cat? 8
The Big Cats 10
How Big Cats Work
Bones and Teeth 12
Muscles and Claws 14
Sight and Sound 16
Touching, Tasting and Smelling 18
Spots and Stripes 20
On the Move 22
Focus on the Hunting Cheetah 24
Communication 26
Catching Prey
Hunting Prey 28
Killing Prey 30
Focus on the Lone Leopard 32
How Big Cats Behave
Living Together 34
Focus on a Pride 36
Finding a Mate 38
Giving Birth 40
Focus on Cute Cubs 42
Growing Up 44
Enemies of Big Cats 46
Where Big Cats Live
Mountain Cats 48
Forest Dwellers 50
Focus on Siberian Tigers 52
On the Savanna 54
Desert Cats 56
Facts about Big Cats
Killer Cats 58
Cats in Danger 60
Protecting Cats 62
The World of Wild Dogs 64
Introducing Wild Dogs
What is a Wolf? 66
The Wolf Family 68
Wild Dogs 70
Focus on Domestic Dogs 72
How Wild Dogs Work
Body Shapes 74
Body Parts 76
On the Move 78
Fur Coats 80
Sight and Sound 82
Smell, Touch and Taste 84
Wild Dog Behavior
Living Together 86
Focus on a Wolf Pack 88
Home Territory 90
A Meaty Diet 92
Going Hunting 94
Focus on African Hunting Dogs 96
Life Cycles
Finding a Mate 98
Newborn Cubs 100
Growing Up 102
Where Wild Dogs Live
Icy Wastes 104
In the Forest 106
Grassland and Desert 108
Focus on Coyotes 110
Facts about Wild Dogs
Relatives and Namesakes 112
Focus on Foxes 114
Fact or Fiction? 116
Natural Enemies 118
Wild Dogs and People 120
Conservation 122
Glossary 124
Index 127
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