=A guide with illustrations or photographs for identification
This compact and stunningly illustrated field guide is an essential companion for any safari in South Africa's Kruger National Park one of the largest, most iconic, and most visited conservation areas in Africa. Featuring a unique attractive layout and more than 200 color photographs that show animals in a variety of poses, the guide covers all of the park's most frequently seen mammals, reptiles, and frogs. The authoritative and accessible text provides more information about identification, habitat, behavior, biology, and conservation than most competing guides. Written by South Africa native Keith Barnes, an experienced naturalist, wildlife guide, and author, the guide covers 57 mammals, 17 reptiles, and 8 frogs. In addition to Kruger's famous Big-5 of elephants, leopards, lions, rhinoceroses, and buffalos, the guide also includes lesser-known animals such as the charismatic Wild Dog, smaller cats like the Serval and Caracal, and odd nocturnal denizens like the Cape Porcupine and Springhare. Text and photos work seamlessly to enhance the user's understanding, appreciation, and enjoyment of the animals of this incredible region, which is home to South Africa's most important populations of megafauna.