Animals of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area by Adam Scott Kennedy

Animals of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

byAdam Scott Kennedy

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Containing 146 stunning color photos,Animals of the Serengetiis a remarkable look at the mammals and reptiles most likely to be encountered in the world-famous Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Crater. With an eye-catching layout, accessible text, and easy-to-use format, this detailed photographic guide includes 89 species of mammal and reptile. Useful "Top Tips"-shared by local Tanzanian guides that work in the region-provide visitors with insights into behavioral habits and how to locate specific animals. Filled with vivid anecdotes,Animals of the Serengetiwill enable any safari traveler to identify the area's wildlife with ease.

  • Covers the 89 species likely to be encountered in Tanzania's Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro Conservation Area
  • Features male and female variations
  • Accessible text aimed at safari visitors of all levels

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Since 2008,Adam Scott KennedyandVicki Kennedyhave managed remote luxury safari camps in Tanzania and Kenya and now operate as private safari guides, specializing in photographic and wildlife safaris in East Africa. Information on their tours and stock image library can be found atwww.rawnaturephoto.com. They are the coauthors ofAnimals...
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Title:Animals of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation AreaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 8 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:March 2, 2014Publisher:Princeton University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0691159084

ISBN - 13:9780691159089

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Table of Contents

About this book 7
About the guides 10
Geography of the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) 12
The great migrations 14
Map of the 'Greater Serengeti area' 16
Where to watch wildlife in the Serengeti and Ngorongoro Conservation Area (NCA) 20

MAMMALS
LionPanthera leo24
LeopardPanthera pardus28
CheetahAcinonyx jubatus32
ServalLeptailurus serval36
CaracalCaracal caracal37
Wild CatFelis sylvestris38
African CivetCivettictis civetta39
Small-spotted GenetGenetta genetta40
Large-spotted GenetGenetta tigrina40
Spotted HyenaCrocuta crocuta42
AardwolfProteles cristata44
Striped HyenaHyena hyaena45
Dwarf MongooseHelogale parvula46
Banded MongooseMungos mungo47
Slender MongooseHerpestes sanguineus48
Ichneumon MongooseHerpestes ichneumon49
Marsh MongooseAtilax paludinosus50
White-tailed MongooseIchneumia albicauda51
ZorillaIctonyx striatus52
Honey BadgerMellivora capensis53
Black-backed JackalCanis mesomelas54
Side-striped JackalCanis adustus55
Golden JackalCanis aureus56
Bat-eared FoxOtocyon megalotis58
Wild DogLycaon pictus59
PangolinSmutsia temminckii60
AardvarkOrycteropus afer61
African ElephantLoxodonta africana62
Black RhinocerosDiceros bicornis67
HippopotamusHippopotamus amphibius68
Cape BuffaloSyncerus caffer70
BushpigPotamochoerus larvatus73
WarthogPhacochoerus africanus74
Plains ZebraEquus quagga76
Maasai GiraffeGiraffa camelopardalis80
ElandTragelaphus oryx84
RoanHippotragus equinus86
Bush DuikerSylvicapra grimmia87
SteinbuckRaphicerus campestris88
OribiOurebia ourebi89
Kirk’s Dik-dikMadoqua kirkii90
KlipspringerOreotragus oreotragus91
Mountain ReedbuckRedunca fulvorufula92
Bohor ReedbuckRedunca redunca93
BushbuckTragelaphus scriptus94
Defassa WaterbuckKobus ellipsiprymnus95
ImpalaAepyceros melampus96
Grant’s GazelleNanger granti98
Thomson’s GazelleEudorcas thomsonii100
Coke’s HartebeestAlcelaphus buselaphus102
TopiDamaliscus lunatus103
White-bearded WildebeestConnochaetes taurinus104
Cape HareLepus capensis108
Scrub HareLepus saxatilis108
SpringharePedetes capensis109
Unstriped Ground SquirrelXerus rutilus110
Grass RatArvicanthis niloticus111
White-bellied HedgehogAtelerix albiventris112
Crested PorcupineHystrix cristata113
Rock HyraxProcavia capensis114
Southern Tree HyraxDendrohyrax arboreus115
Bush HyraxHeterohyrax brucei115
Greater GalagoOtolemur crassicaudatus116
Lesser GalagoGalago senegalensis117
Guereza ColobusColobus guereza118
Patas MonkeyErythrocebus patas120
Blue MonkeyCercopithecus mitis122
Vervet MonkeyChlorocebus pygerythrus124
Olive BaboonPapio anubis126
Rufous SengiElephantulus rufescens128

REPTILES
Nile CrocodileCrocodylus niloticus130
Savanna MonitorVaranus albigularis132
Nile MonitorVaranus niloticus132
Leopard TortoiseGeochelone pardalis134
Helmeted TerrapinPelomedusa subrufa135
Flap-necked ChameleonChamaeleo dilepis136
Striped SkinkMabuya striata136
Tropical House GeckoHemidactylus mabouia138
Cape Dwarf GeckoLygodactylus capensis139
Mwanza Flat-headed AgamaAgama mwanzae140
Red-headed Rock AgamaAgama agama140
Blue-headed Tree AgamaAcanthocercus atricollis141
Black-necked Spitting CobraNaja nigricollis142
Black MambaDendroaspis polylepis143
Spotted Bush SnakePhilothamnus semivariegatus144
Velvety-green Night AdderCausus resimus144
Puff AdderBitis arietans145
African Rock PythonPython natalensis146

Further reading and useful resources 148
Acknowledgements 149
Photographic credits 149
Index 150

Editorial Reviews

"These two guides are keys to prepare you for your journey, whether it is an actual safari or an imaginary one from the comfort of your home."--Dan R. Kunkle, Wildlife Activist