This long awaited Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of the Horn of Africa depicts some of the world's rarest mammals. All of the larger mammals are described together with identification notes. In full colour, almost all of the endemic species, and distinctive sub-species, are covered by two pages of text with a distribution map and four images, showing the main characters of the mammal and its habitat. Almost all of the other species each occupy a full page with two images and a distribution map. Each species carries details of its distribution, IUCN status, typical localities, local or alternative name, size, description, habitat, similar species and behaviour. The descriptions of the specialties and endemic mammals, including many endangered and little known species, carry additional information including history, threats, status, future outlook and more behavioural details. Experts around the world, who are specialists in their field, have contributed data to ensure a wide and up to date coverage. 350 illustrations including distribution maps and high quality images, designed to show aspects of the mammal's character and habitat, are presented in a pleasing format which has been designed to be easy to use and to enable quick species reference. Mammals of Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti and Somalia is designed for nature lovers, animal lovers, researchers and broadcasters associated with the natural world. Travellers, tourists, naturalists, mammal watchers, animal scientists and tour guides, travelling to or resident in the countries of the Horn of Africa, will find the field guide of help in locating and identifying the larger mammals.
List of Maps, Charts and Tables
Horn of Africa
Mammals of the Horn of Africa
- Topographical Regions
- Taxonomy Status, Distribution, Habitats
- Sources of Data
- Map Key
- Odd-toed Ungulates
- Even-toed Ungulates Pt 1
- Even-toed Ungulates Pt 2
- National Parks
- Place names
- Mammal Lists
Trevor Jenner is English and a lifelong naturalist. His multi-faceted career, including being a bird and wildlife guide, has entailed a host of travelling throughout the globe. His quest for birds and mammals has taken him on expeditions to many parts of the world including remote and dangerous places. A travel and natural history writer, Trevor's lifetime of trekking, writing, photographing and researching mammals have culminated in the first field guide to the larger mammals of the Horn of Africa. Trevor's previous book, Ethiopia: Travellers' Handbook, has been a spectacular success owing to his depth of knowledge and attention to detail. and was based upon more than two decades of travel to Ethiopia.
"[...] There is a lot packed into this slim guide. Anyone with an interest in the wildlife of the region will love this book. It is exactly what you need to identify the larger and more visible mammals of the region, and it won’t occupy too much space in your luggage."
– Nigel Redman, Bulletin of African Bird Club 28(1), March 2021