If you have booked a safari, you are probably looking forward to the exciting wildlife you will see along the way and Africa's larger mammals are a particularly exciting find. If you are looking for a tool to aid you in identification, this guide on the larger mammals in Africa has been compiled for quick and easy identification in the field.
Africa is home to more than a quarter of the world's animal species, which means you will be exposed to Africa's exciting wildlife diversity on safari. This book contains research and taxonomy on Africa's larger mammals, as well as more common smaller mammals.
What makes this book a game drive essential? It's easy reference features, including:
• More than 400 colour photographs
• Detailed, short descriptions of all species and key characteristics for identification
• Synopsis of typical behaviour
• Distribution map, as well as habitat information
• Food choice
This book should suffice for the majority of safari travellers and concentrates on identifying species and key information such as habitat, distribution, and physiological characteristics (height, weight. and so forth). This book does not, however, go into as much detail as The Safari Companion about mammal behaviour.