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

United Kingdom
Future Publishing Ltd


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…

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…

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…

tiger conservation

Why help tigers over all the other endangered animals on the planet? I like to think that by protecting wild tigers, we are protecting whole swathes of forest and all the other plants and animals that live alongside them. The tiger is such an iconic animal – it’s one of the first that a child learning to identify animals will remember. Those stripes are imprinted in our minds and have been for centuries. That is why they have inspired countless artists and writers across many different cultures and why tigers are vitally important to save. What are the biggest threats that tigers face today? Humans are the biggest threat to the tiger’s survival. Deforestation is being driven by our demand for food, timber and paper. Tigers are poached to satisfy the desire of…

all about the african lion

Inside a lion Lions are specialised killing machines. They have free-floating shoulder blades, switchblade-like claws that can be unsheathed from their paws and huge jaw muscles that allow them to clamp their prey and suffocate it “As they approach their prey, they run, pounce and grab it around the neck with their jaws” Closest family Closely related to the lion are… Leopard The smallest of the big cats, but what the leopard lacks in size, it makes up in speed and agility. Leopards can reach 58km/h (36mph) and have strong jaw muscles. Jaguar The jaguar is the only member of the Panthera genus found in the Americas. Black jaguars as well as black leopards are commonly known as ‘black panthers’. Tiger The largest cat species, the tiger can be found in territories in Siberia, India and Southeast Asia. Their stripes…

endangered asiatic lion

Asiatic lions once roamed across Asia, Southern Europe and the Middle East, but hunting and drought during the 19th Century left these big cats close to extinction. They are now restricted to a tiny forest region of the Gujarat State in India, but thanks to 50 years of conservation efforts, the population has been significantly boosted, and in 2010 there were just over 400 living in the wild. However, as they outgrow their refuge in the Gir Forest, they are increasingly coming into conflict with humans. The causes of extinction Hunting and poaching The original decline of Asiatic lions has been liked to the spread of firearms across Europe and Asia. The lions were hunted for sport until the practice was banned in the early 20th Century. Today, Asiatic lions are still stalked…