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Larger Carnivores of the African Savannas

  • J. du P. Bothma
  • Clive Walker
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 1-21
  3. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 22-59
  4. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 60-91
  5. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 92-115
  6. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 117-129
  7. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 130-157
  8. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 158-199
  9. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 200-211
  10. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 212-235
  11. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 236-251
  12. J. du P. Bothma, Clive Walker
    Pages 252-261
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 262-274

About this book

Introduction

The African savannas are rich in wildlife. Yet they are also increasingly threatened by expanding human populations. The interrelationship between vast prey herds and their predator offers fascinating insights into the world of African wildlife. Moreover, the larger carnivores are sensitive measures of environmental quality and serve as early warning systems to environmental degradation.
The book presents the ecology of all African carnivores that are larger than jackals in an ordered and scientific way. It is augmented by many colour photographs taken by both authors, and excellent sketches by the internationally renowned wildlife artist Clive Walker, depicting the life and habitat of these carnivores.

Keywords

Africa Afrika Carnivores Fleischfresser Game Raubtier Savanne Säugetiere Tierpark ecology environment mammals predator savannas zoo

Authors and affiliations

  • J. du P. Bothma
    • 1
  • Clive Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Wildlife ManagementUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Lapalala WildernessVaalwaterSouth Africa

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-03766-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1999
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-03768-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-03766-9
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