Author: Keith Barnes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2016-10-18
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. * An essential all-in-one Kruger safari companion* Perfect for new and experienced safari-goers alike* Small, portable format ideal for field use* Unique attractive layout with more than 200 stunning color photographs* Photos show animals in a variety of poses* Covers the most frequently seen species--57 mammals, 17 reptiles, and 8 frogs* Authoritative and accessible text provides more information about identification, behavior, biology, and conservation than most competing guides* Includes spoor prints for all frequently encountered mammal tracks Distributed by Princeton University Press.--
Author: Keith Barnes
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2017-06-27
South Africa's Kruger National Park is one of the largest and most iconic conservation areas in Africa. Habitats range from wide-open savannah and rugged thornveld to broadleaved mopani woodland. This microhabitat variation gives Kruger a phenomenal diversity of some 520 bird species, half of which are resident. From Africa's most extraordinary eagles, like the scarlet-faced Bateleur, to electric-colored glossy-starlings and jewel-like finches, Kruger offers an avian celebration of form and color. It is also a crucial conservation area, supporting South Africa's largest viable populations of vultures, eagles, and large terrestrial birds. This field guide offers a unique window into the world of Kruger's birds. More than 500 stunning color photographs illustrate the 259 most frequently encountered species, and a habitat-based approach assists in identification. The authoritative text provides key information about identification, habitat, behavior, biology, and conservation. The guide contains information likely to be new to even the most experienced birders, but is written in a nontechnical style that makes it accessible to anyone. An essential guide to Kruger's birds Perfect for new and experienced birders alike Small, portable format ideal for field use Unique attractive layout with more than 500 stunning color photographs Covers the 259 most frequently seen species Uses a habitat-based approach to aid identification Authoritative and accessible text provides key information about identification, behavior, biology, and conservation Distributed by Princeton University Press
Author: Heike Schütze
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
Release Date: 2013-06-12
"The Kruger National Park in Southern Africa boasts a huge variety of mammals, ranging from bats and rodents to bushbabies and elephants. This book provides detailed information on the distribution and habitat, diet, reproduction, physical characteristics and behaviour of each species, as well as predation rates and percentage kills – unique and specific to this world-famous wilderness. Each species entry contains concise details in a summary box, providing the reader with accessible and pertinent information at a glance. Where relevant, spoor drawings are included alongside the text. Full-colour photographs of the animals facilitate quick and easy identification; and distribution maps covering both the KNP and the African continent accompany each account. This book is part of a series of field guides to the Kruger National Park, the other titles being Trees, Insects and Birds of the Kruger National Park. Together they form a comprehensive picture of wildlife in the Park."
Whether you are an old Kruger salt, or a first-time visitor, this is an invaluable companion. Regular visitors will benefit from the detailed route descriptions and the most up-to-date information about this changing trans-frontier park, which offers insights into wildlife, historical sites, geological processes and conservation. If this is your first visit to Kruger you will gain invaluable information on where to stay, what facilities are offered, which routes to drive and, generally, how to gain more from the precious time you have available in one of world's premier wildlife reserves. Features: Completely updated by staff in the park; Over 2 500 km of roads and tracks; Gate times and rest camp facilities; 25 detailed maps and 14 rest camp plans; Detailed descriptions of more than 60 game drives; Game-watching tips for the best wildlife sightings; Includes private concessions and lodges; How to plan your trip -- everything you need to know; Where to stay -- detailed rest camp descriptions with maps; What to see -- animals, birds, reptiles, trees; What to do -- sleepover hides, guided walking trails, 4x4 adventure trails; Tips on making your stay more rewarding.
A compact guide to the mammals, birds, reptiles, frogs, fishes, insects, trees and grasses of South Africa's lowveld region in which the Kruger National Park is located. More than 300 species entries are each accompanied by a photograph.
Author: Michelè Pickover
Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Animal rights
The approach is to examine a number of fields -- animals as food, the trade in wildlife, trophy hunting and vivisection - and by uncovering what is happening beyond the public eye and by examining how the various actors and interest groups, including the government and animal protection groups, are responding, to tease out the issues involved.
Author: Kobie Kruger
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2012-02-29
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
When Kobie Krüger, her game-ranger husband and their three young daughters moved to one of the most isolated corners of the world - a remote ranger station in the Mahlangeni region of South Africa's vast Kruger National Park - she might have worried that she would become engulfed with loneliness and boredom. Yet, for Kobie and her family, the seventeen years spent in this spectacularly beautiful park proved to be the most magical - and occasionally the most hair-raising - of their lives. Kobie recounts their enchanting adventures and extraordinary experiences in this vast reserve - a place where, bathed in golden sunlight, hippos basked in the glittering waters of the Letaba River, storks and herons perched along the shoreline, and fruit bats hung in the sausage trees. But as the Krugers settled in, they discovered that not all was peace and harmony. They soon became accustomed to living with the unexpected: the sneaky hyenas who stole blankets and cooking pots, the sinister-looking pythons that slithered into the house, and the usually placid elephants who grew foul-tempered in the violent heat of the summer. And one terrible day, a lion attacked Kobus in the bush and nearly killed him. Yet nothing prepared the Krugers for their greatest adventure of all, the raising of an orphaned prince, a lion cub who, when they found him, was only a few days old and on the verge of death. Reared on a cocktail of love and bottles of fat-enriched milk, Leo soon became an affectionate, rambunctious and adored member of the fmaily. It is the rearing of this young king, and the hilarious endeavours to teach him to become a 'real' lion who could survive with his own kind in the wild, that lie at the heart of this endearing memoir. It is a memoir of a magical place and time that can never be recaptured.
Explore the up-and-coming Newtown and you will be amazed at how a once run-down area of Johannesburg has transformed itself into a trendy part of the city, with restaurants, shops and the cutting-edge Apartheid Museum. After a day’s sightseeing, head to Nelson Mandela Square and have dinner outside, beneath a smiling statue of the man himself. When you tire of the hustle and bustle of Johannesburg go to South Africa’s top game park, Kruger National Park, to spot the famous Big Five – elephants and rhinos included. Footprintfocus Johannesburg & Kruger National Park provides detailed information on all these sights and more, plus must-know information on travelling around South Africa. • Essentials section with tips on getting there and around. • Detailed information on sights and attractions with fascinating insights into the region. • Comprehensive listings of where to eat and sleep. • Detailed street maps for important towns and cities. • Slim enough to fit in your pocket. Loaded with advice and information, this concise Footprintfocus guide will help you get the most out of Johannesburg & Kruger National Park without weighing you down. The content of the Footprintfocus Johannesburg & Kruger National Park guide has been extracted from Footprint’s South Africa Handbook.
The Rough Guide Snapshot to Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga is the ultimate travel guide to this region of South Africa. It leads you through the region with reliable information and comprehensive coverage of all the sights and attractions, from walking safaris to bush breakfasts and the Aerial Cable Trail to the Shangana Cultural Village. Detailed maps and up-to-date listings pinpoint the best cafés, restaurants, hotels, shops, bars and nightlife, ensuring you make the most of your trip, whether passing through, staying for the weekend or longer. Also included is the Basics section from the Rough Guide to South Africa, with all the practical information you need for travelling in and around Kruger National Park and Mpumalanga, including transport, food, drink, costs, health, national parks and safety. Also published as part of the Rough Guide to South Africa, Lesotho & Swaziland. Full coverage: The Escarpment; Dullstroom; Sabie; Pilgrim's Rest; Graskop; Blyde River Canyon; the lowveld; Nelspruit; Barberton; Hazyview; Hoedspruit; Kruger National Park; private reserves.
Author: R. Eric Miller
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2011-07-11
With coverage of current issues and emerging trends, Fowler's Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Volume 7 provides a comprehensive, all-new reference for the management of zoo and wildlife diseases. A Current Therapy format emphasizes the latest advances in the field, including nutrition, diagnosis, and treatment protocols. Cutting-edge coverage includes topics such as the "One Medicine" concept, laparoscopic surgery in elephants and rhinoceros, amphibian viral diseases, and advanced water quality evaluation for zoos. Editors R. Eric Miller and Murray E. Fowler promote a philosophy of animal conservation, bridging the gap between captive and free-ranging wild animal medicine with chapters contributed by more than 100 international experts. The Current Therapy format focuses on emerging trends, treatment protocols, and diagnostic updates new to the field, providing timely information on the latest advances in zoo and wild animal medicine. Content ranges from drug treatment, nutrition, husbandry, surgery, and imaging to behavioral training. Coverage of species ranges from giraffes, elephants, lions, and orangutans to sea turtles, hellbenders, bats, kakapos, and more. An extensive list of contributors includes recognized authors from around the world, offering expert information with chapters focusing on the latest research and clinical management of captive and free-ranging wild animals. A philosophy of animal conservation helps zoo and wildlife veterinarians fulfill not only the technical aspects of veterinary medicine, but contribute to the overall biological teams needed to rescue many threatened and endangered species from extinction. All content is new, with coverage including coverage of cutting-edge issues such as white-nose disease in bats, updates on Ebola virus in wild great apes, and chytrid fungus in amphibians. Full-color photographs depict external clinical signs for more accurate clinical recognition. Discussions of the "One Medicine" concept include chapters addressing the interface between wildlife, livestock, human, and ecosystem health. New sections cover Edentates, Marsupials, Carnivores, Perrissodactyla, and Camelids. Over 100 new tables provide a quick reference to a wide range of topics. An emphasis on conserving threatened and endangered species globally involves 102 expert authors representing 12 different countries.