Since its original publication in 1993, The Safari Companion has been the best field guide to observing and understanding the behavior of African mammals. An indispensable tool for naturalists traveling to Africa, this new edition has been revised to acknowledge the enthusiasm to those watching these magnificent animals at zoos and wildlife parks, and on film.
The Safari Companion enables readers to recognize and
interpret visible behavioral activities, such as courtship
rituals, territorial marking, aggression, and care of young. Each
account of over 80 species includes a behavioral table in which
the unique actions of the hoofed mammals, carnivores, and
primates are described for easy reference. In addition, useful
maps show the major national boundaries, vegetation zones, and
game parks relevant to the guide. The book includes an extensive
glossary, as well as tips on wildlife photography, a list of
organizations working to protect African wildlife, and advice on
where and when to see the animals.