Big Cat Diary: Lion

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A companion volume to the successful Big Cat Diary television series, which goes beyond the day-to-day footage and explores the bigger picture of history, biology, social behaviour and conservation.

The first in a series of three books on Africa’s big cats, Big Cat Diary: Lion provides a complete picture of the lives of lions in the Masai Mari and beyond.

The famous Marsh Lion pride feature alongside other big cat families from Namibia, Bottswana, Zimbabwe, South Africa, the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The book looks their everyday social behaviour alongside their fight for survival. It also addresses the question of how to conserve the world’s big cat populations.

Written and photographed by someone who has spent half his life watching Africa’s big cats, Big Cat Diary: Lion provides a greater insight into the lives of these magnificent creatures.

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Praise for Big Cat Diary: Lion

'This book offeres a great insight into lions' lives: their everyday behaviour, their social organisation and their development from cub to adult' Geographical

'The king of beasts inspires a multitude of emotions…this book captures their magic and the day-to-day reality of their lives ' Traveller Magazine

Praise for Big Cat Diary: Cheetah

'beautifully illustrated with the Scotts' superb photography … a detailed and insightful introduction to these slinky speed machines … the Scotts' anecdotes and reflections give the book a warmth and personality missing from so many of its ilk.' Geographical, Jan 2005

'Unmissable' Wanderlust, Feb 05

'the ultimate armchair-safari insight into one of the fastest creatures on the planet.' Abta travelspirit, Feb 05

'Wildlife book of the month' BBC Wildlife

Praise for Big Cat Diary: Leopard

'everything you will ever need to know about the top of the spots' BBC Wildlife

From the Back Cover:

The first of three books derived from the immense amount of work that has gone into producing four TV series, Big Cat Diary: Lion, is designed to be a companion volume providing a complete picture of the lives of the big cats that live in the Masai Mara and beyond.

As well as a detailed examination of biology and behaviour, the book provides an historical perspective of the big cat families featured in the series. The book also looks outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve, to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater, and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

Finally there is the question of how to conserve our big cat populations. There could be as few as 15,000 lions left in Africa. How can we ensure they can maintain breeding populations, space to hunt and sufficient prey to survive?

Lions are the animals visitors most want to see in safari, the king of beasts, Big Cat Diary: Lion will ensure all cat lovers will not be disappointed.

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