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

Animals of the Serengeti: And Ngorongoro Conservation Area

byAdam Scott Kennedy

Paperback | March 2, 2014

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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
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 They are the coauthors ofAnimals...
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


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


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