The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates

The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates

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The Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals Including Hoofed Mammals, Carnivores, and Primates by Richard D. Estes, Daniel Otte

Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film.

The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each account of over 80 species 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 relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive glossary, 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.



Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781603581851
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 459
Sales rank: 739,047
File size: 32 MB
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About the Author

Richard D. Estes has led wildlife-viewing safaris in Africa for many years and is one of the world's foremost experts on the social ecology of African mammals. Dr. Estes is a Research Associate at the Smithsonian Institution Conservation and Research Center, an Associate at the Harvard Museums of Natural History, and a Trustee of The Rare Species Conservatory Foundation. He lives in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Table of Contents

1. Social and Mating Systems
2. Observing African Mammals
3. Understanding Animal Behavior
Part I: Antelopes and Other Ruminants
4. Introducing Antelopes and Other African Ruminants
5. Duikers
6. Dwarf Antelopes
7. Gazelle Tribe
8. Reedbuck/Kob Tribe
9. Vaal or Gray Rhebok, Pelea capreolus
10. Horse Antelopes
11. Hartebeest Tribe
12. Impala, Aepyceros melampus
13. Bushbuck Tribe
14. African or Cape Buffalo, Syncerus caffer
15. Giraffe, Giraffa camelopardalis
Part II: Other Hoofed Mammals
16. Swine
17. Hippopotamus, Hippopotamus amphibius
18. Rhinoceroses
19. Zebras and Asses
20. Hyraxes or Dassies
21. Elephant, Loxodonta africana[superscript en]
Part III: Carnivores.
22. Introducing Carnivores

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Safari Companion: A Guide to Watching African Mammals 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good book for identifying the different types of animals you'll typically see on an African safari. Great info about each species - such as what they eat, how they hunt or forage, how they mate, raise their young, etc. No color photos - only b/w illustrations.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago