The most comprehensive and user-friendly photographic field guide to the world's wildcats and hyenas.
From the Leopard Cat of Asia, the Black-footed Cat of Africa, and the Amur Tiger of Siberia to South America's Ocelots and North America's Bobcats, the wildcats known as felids are among the most fascinating and spectacular of all animals. This stunningly illustrated book is the most comprehensive and user-friendly guide to the world's felids and their often misunderstood relative, the hyenas. Covering and illustrating every species and subspecies, the guide features more than 150 superb full-color plates that incorporate more than 600 photographs and show species in similar poses for quick and easy comparison. Drawing on the latest taxonomy and research, the facing-page species accounts provide distribution maps, common and scientific names, and detailed information on key identification features, distribution, behavior, reproduction, similar species, habitat, conservation status, and where to observe each species. An ideal field companion for use anywhere in the world, the book will appeal to both casual nature enthusiasts and seasoned professionals. Foreword by Andrew C. Kitchener Alexander Sliwa.
Covers 41 felids and 4 hyenas - every species and subspecies in the world
Features more than 150 color plates incorporating more than 600 photos
Depicts species in similar poses for quick and easy comparisons
Provides key identification information in detailed, facing-page species accounts
Uses the latest taxonomy
Includes easy-to-read distribution maps and tips on where to observe each species.
'Visually stunning and accurate, this is an impressive guide. The photography is extraordinarily complete.' - Luke Hunter, author of Carnivores of the World.