160 pages, Col photos througout
East Africa comprises a varied range of habitats, which provide living space for more than 360 diverse species of mammal. These range in size from the elephant to the tiniest bats, shrews and mice. This compact guide covers all of the common and some of the less common mammal species of the region. For each species it offers: key identification features; behaviour, diet, breeding biology, occurrence and size; clear, full-colour photographs; track illustrations; silhouettes to indicate size relative to human figure; and, distribution map. There is a section on droppings/dung of many of the animals that concludes the book. Compact and easy-to-use, this is the ideal companion both for regulars and visitors to the region.
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Chris & Mathilde Stuart are founders of the African Carnivore Research Programme and the African-Arabian Wildlife Research Centre. They are well known authors of numerous books including Field Guide to the Mammals of Southern Africa, Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa and Field Guide to the Tracks and Signs of Southern and East African Wildlife.