Big Cat Diary: Leopard

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9780007146673: Big Cat Diary: Leopard

The second of three books accompanying the major BBC television series, this book features the Leopard families of the Masai Mara Game Reserve in Kenya. Whether hunting, playing, or relaxing, the lives of these leopards are captured through stunning wildlife photography and illuminating text.

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
• 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?

Packed with breath-taking photography and stories of the leopard families featured in the TV series, this companion book is a must-have for all Big Cat fans.

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A must-have for all Big Cat fans -- Greenock Telegraph

It's a fascinating read and packed full of information on one of nature's most spectacular wild animals -- Photography Monthly

Naturally, the photographs are stunning but equally impressive is the text. -- Outdoor Photography

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Perhaps the most beautiful and adaptable of all predators, leopards are also the most numerous of the world’s big cats. Through the lives of the famous Big Cat Diary leopards, Half-Tail and Shadow, we gain a greater insight into the lives and behviour of these enigmatic creatures. Big Cat Diary: Leopard looks at all aspects of leopard biology, highlights the plight of big cats in general and examines ways in which we can help to conserve them, ensuring they maintain viable breeding populations, have sufficient space to hunt and enough natural prey to survive.

The second in the series of three books accompanying the major BBC television series, Big Cat Diary: Leopard features the leopards of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. Going beyond the day-to-day footabe, it explores the bigger picture of how leopards survive outside the 1,510 sq. km (60 sp. mile) Reserve.

Jonathan and Angie Scott examine the findings of scientists working elsewhere in Africa such as in the neighbouring Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, the Kalahari desert in Namibia and South Africa’s parks and reserves. Leopards are still found in many coutnries outside Africa, and the authors take the reader on a journey of exploration to discover how leopards are faring in places as far afield as Oman, Sri Lanka, India, and along the snow-clad border separating Russian and China.

The first Big Cat Diary was filmed in 1996, and every two years since the authors have returned to watch the progress of the Mara’s big cat families. Jonathan Scott has written about the Mara leopards for nearly 30 years, and freely admits that they are his favourite animal. Packed with breath-taking photography and first-hand accounts of the leopards featured in the TV series, this companion book is a must-have for all Big Cat fans.

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