The Kruger National Park in Southern Africa boasts a huge variety of mammals, ranging from bushbabies to elephants; this book describes all the mamillian species known to occur in the Park. Detailed information is provided on the distribution, habitat, reproduction, physical characteristics and behaviour of each species, as well as predation rates and percentage kills - unique and specific to the Kruger National Park. Each description contains details in a summary box, providing the reader with accessible and pertinent information at a glance. Where relevant, spoor drawings have been included alongside the text. Accompanying each description are full-colour photographs to facilitate quick and easy identification, and distribution maps that cover both the Kruger National Park and the African continent. Further maps show the main roads through the Park, and outline the predominant vegetation zones. This book is part of a series of guides to the Kruger National Park, the other titles being Trees, Insects and Birds of the Kruger Naitonal Park. Tohether they form a comprehensive picture of wildlife in the Park.
Heike Schutze has worked in biomedical science and research for a decade. Currently established in Australia, she has lived in South Africa and has been involved with many safari tours. This comprehensive guide to the mammals of the Kruger National Park is a product of her passion for wildlife and awareness of the urgent and ongoing need for nature conservation.