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World of Animals Book of Big Cats and African Wildlife

World of Animals Book of Big Cats and African Wildlife

World Of Animals Book Of Big Cats And African Wildlife 2nd Edition

Let the great felines of the world surprise you with their amazing versatility and strength, from the iconic Siberian tiger to the shy and rarely seen Bornean Bay Cat. Discover how these predators stay at the top of their food chain in Northern America, Asia, African plains and Spanish forests. If that isn't enough, we go in to meet the lion's neighbours in the African Wildlife section, getting closer to rhinos, zebras, gazelles and hyenas. Featuring: Iconic Big Cats - Meet the most famous big cats of the world, from the famous tiger and iconic lion, and discover the beauty of some of the most beloved wild animals Rare big cats - Go deep into jungles and high up into mountains to find some of the rarest and most endangered cats known to man - including the Bornean Bay Cat, of which only 12 cats have ever been found African Wildlife - The legendary continent with some of the greatest fauna on the planet is unearthed in this section Amazing imagery - See the photography that took tremendous courage to capture - from up close portraits of ferocious hyenas to stalker shots of the shy Iberian lynx

Country:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Publisher:
Future Publishing Ltd
Frequency:
One-off
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in this issue

1 min.
welcome to world of animals™ book of big cats & african wildlife

Tread carefully into the treacherous world of big cats, and stare into the yellow eyes of a killer as we track down incredible predators like the Siberian tiger, the ultra rare Bornean bay cat, and the enigmatic black panther. We travel from the snowy mountains of Central Asia, to urban areas of Northern America, to tropical rainforests of the Amazon to discover what goes bump in the night, with beautiful illustrations and photography of the most elusive members of the big cat family. In the second part we take you to the heart of Africa on a safari to meet the most iconic creatures, from the flamboyant flamingo to the regal rhino. We even unveil the secrets to the ultimate trip to Kenya to get up close and personal with…

7 min.
wild cats of the world

Big cats are a superior group of animals. They’re intense predators, all carnivorous meat-eaters and none of them take prisoners. Whether that’s a gigantic male Siberian tiger weighing 300 kilograms (660 pounds), or a tiny black-footed kitten weighing just a few kilos, each cat has a ‘don’t-mess’ attitude about it that has ensured it a spot at the top of the food chain for thousands of years. Despite their differences in size and appearance, all big cats have similar characteristics that make them so recognizable and iconic. Lithe, muscular bodies, pointy ears, slit-like luminous eyes, pointy teeth and the incredible ability to land on their feet are just some of the classic cat attributes found in every member of the feline family. The big cat all-stars Check out the fastest, strongest and most…

3 min.
big cat keeper

What does a day in the life of a big cat keeper usually entail? Our day-to-day duties include morning checks of the animals to make sure they are all fine and healthy and their enclosures are safe and not damaged. We then do daily cleaning to make sure everything is looking nice for visitors and the cats have nice beds to sleep in. After that, we do daily food prep for the animals that need feeding that day, as not all the cats eat every day. We also prepare and provide different enrichment items for them on a daily basis and we train our cats for various veterinary procedures using positive reinforcement. What’s the best part of your day? Checking all the cats in the morning, as some are always very talkative and…

10 min.
african safari

JOURNEY TO KENYA FOR A WILDLIFE ADVENTURE Travel expert Jarrod Kyte from Steppes Travel gives his insight as to why you should experience a trip to Kenya Picture Africa in your mind’s eye and chances are you will visualise the vast, acacia-dotted plains of the Masai Mara. It is a land so quintessentially African that you have to remind yourself it is real and not just a film set or an elaborate computer-generated image. The world’s greatest natural spectacle – the wildebeest migration – is Kenya’s must-see attraction, but it is no one trick pony. The majestic backdrop of Mount Kenya makes the Laikipia plateau a spectacular place for a safari while Samburu’s dramatic landscape, distinct wildlife and charismatic people are not to be missed. Top all this off with a week on…

14 min.
all about african elephants

Anatomy of an African elephant As the largest living land animal, with a weight rivalling that of a family car, the elephant relies on several key adaptations to help it survive on the African plains Closest family Closely related to the African bush elephant are… Asian elephant The Asian elephant is smaller than its African cousin and generally weigh about a ton less. Despite their smaller size, the tusks are still highly sought after, resulting in illegal poaching. This has drastically reduced their numbers. Woolly mammoth Just like the African elephant, the woolly mammoth was a keystone species. When they died out at the end of the last ice age, the grasslands they inhabited were quickly overrun by vast birch forests, leading to huge, lethal forest fires. Hyrax These small mammals are some of the closest living relatives of…

19 min.
journey with giraffes

Butterfly is standing tall, shrubs rubbing against her impressively large body as she searches for food among the African woodlands. Her eyes – the largest of all terrestrial animals – search the trees for the tastiest greenery, her eyelashes helping to protect against the sharp thorns as they rub against her face. The young giraffe follows the same routine: an early-morning feed on the shrubs, grass, fruit and twigs of trees, some time for ruminating and then a return for food before the Sun goes down in the evening. For Dr Julian Fennessy, executive director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation (GCF), such scenes are a joy to watch. “In some areas, giraffes have more than 100 different types of plants that are part of their diet,” he says. “They’re a ruminant,…