The second of three books accompanying the major BBC television series, featuring the leopard families of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Perhaps the most graceful and adaptable of all cats, leopards are also the world's most numerous big cats. Following on from the success of "Big Cat Diary: Lion", this book goes beyond the day-to-day footage and explores the bigger picture of the lives of leopards in Africa. Through the lives of the famous "Big Cat" leopards, Half-tail, Shadow, Beauty and Safi, we learn about: the biology and behaviour of the leopards; how leopards have evolved; and how we can conserve our big cat populations. Jonathan and Angie Scott also go beyond the Masai Mara Game Reserve, to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Ngorongoro Crater, and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa, to look at the broader picture of the African leopard population. How can we ensure they maintain breeding populations, have enough space to hunt and sufficient prey to survive?
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Presenter, author and photographer Jonathan Scott has written a number of books including Mara Serengeti, Dawn to Dusk and Kingdom of the Lions. He is a previous winner of the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year award, and his stunning photographs appeared in the book that accompanied the first series of Big Cat Diary.Review:
Praise for Big Cat Diary Lion: 'This book offers 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 Leopard: 'everything you'll ever need to know about the top of the spots' BBC Wildlife 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
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Book Description HarperCollins UK, 2003. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0007146671