World Lion Day

Lions are among Earth’s most magnificent animals, and World Lion Day is all about celebrating their existence and spreading awareness of their plight. We’re pleased to share with you some of our favorite books on lions and Africa’s many other beautiful creatures from Penguin Random House South Africa. Filled with beautiful photographs and important, fascinating facts, these books are a wonderful addition to any animal enthusiast’s library. 


9781868725823Africa’s Big Five

Of all Africa’s wildlife, none has captured the imagination more than those species that have come over the years to be known as the big five.

Whether the biggest, the most beautiful, the fiercest or most formidable, these animals are the ones that have the power to remind us of our insignificance in the face of the true kings of the savannas.

This is a truly magnificent record of Africa’s Big Five.

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9781770070295Tippi: My Book of Africa

Tippi is no ordinary child. She believes that she has the gift of talking to animals and that they are like brothers to her. ‘I speak to them with my mind, or through my eyes, my heart or my soul, and I see that they understand and answer me.’
Tippi is the daughter of French filmmakers and wildlife photographers, Alain Degré and Sylvie Robert, who have captured her on film with some of Africa’s most beautiful and dangerous animals. Tippi shares her thoughts and wisdom on Africa, its people and the animals she has come to know and love. Often her wisdom is beyond her years, and her innocence and obvious rapport with the animals is both fascinating and charming.
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9781770077065Pocket Guide to Mammals of East Africa

This Pocket Guide to Mammals of East Africa rounds up all the mammals you are most likely to see in the region. It offers clear, full-color photographs, concise text, distribution maps, footprints and size indicators for some 130 animals, making for quick and easy identification.

Written by experts in the field, this handy, compact volume will be an indispensable guide for local people and visitors to the region alike.

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9781770078611Pocket Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

Easy-to-use and compact, this is the perfect pocket ID guide to mammals of the region. It covers some 120 mammals, from the smallest (bats, sengis and shrews) to the largest (lion, rhinoceros and elephant), as well as marine species, such as seals, dolphins and whales. Clear, full-color photographs and distribution maps. A must-have for tourists and nature-lovers alike. This authoritative guide offers concise information, clear images of each animal, distribution maps and illustrations of tracks and droppings. This colorfully illustrated guide offers concise information on key ID pointers, similar species, habitat, behavior, diet, reproduction, longevity, calls, occurrence and measurements. Clear images of each animal, distribution maps, silhouettes indicating size relative to humans and illustrations of tracks and droppings offer concise – yet detailed – information enabling quick and easy mammal ID.
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9781770073937Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa

Of the world’s 4,000 to 4,500 mammal species, about 1,100 occur in Africa. In this updated and revised edition of Field Guide to the Larger Mammals of Africa, authors Chris and Tilde Stuart concentrate on the more visible and easily distinguished larger mammal species, plus some of the more frequently seen smaller mammals. In all, over 400 color photographs, combined with concise, pertinent information highlighting the diagnostic features of each species, provide a comprehensive source of information on each mammal. The latest information has been incorporated and the distribution maps have been revised to reflect the most up-to-date habitat and distribution patterns for each species.
A new feature is the inclusion of the mammals’ skulls, grouped together at the back of the book. To aid the reader, color-coding and symbols indicating the habitat and activity period serve as a quick reference to the various mammal groups.
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9781770071575Big Five of Africa

Here’s a superb collection of in-your-face images of Africa’s magnificent Big Five – lion, leopard, rhino, buffalo and elephant. Award-winning wildlife photographer Gerald Hinde has long been enthralled by these magnificent animals and has spent countless hours in the field, experiencing them in all their different moods and behaviors.
Big Five of Africa beautifully reproduces some of the more remarkable moments he has captured on film during his visits to the wildlife sanctuaries of southern and East Africa. Brief but informative text introduces each animal in turn, providing interesting insights into the nature of these formidable, yet compelling, creatures.
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9781770079137Smither’s Mammals of Southern Africa

This revised and updated edition incorporates the latest information brought to light by molecular genetics, while remaining accessible to the layperson and handy in the field. Each entry includes an in-depth species description; notes on habitat, behavior, diet and conservation status; accurate illustrations and spoor drawings; and a distribution map. The book also details the whales, dolphins and seals seen along the coast. A classic,comprehensive and highly authoritative field guide that is quite reader-friendly, written in non-technical language.
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9781920544850Wild Ways

Why would a mongoose groom an impala?
Why are elephants so interested in their dead?
Which antelope eats small mammals?
Wild Ways brings to life the fascinating behavior of southern Africa’s mammals, not only what mammals do, but also the often-surprising reasons why. From the spectacular big game of national parks to the bats and rodents that live on farms and in cities, Wild ways covers all the mammal species that outdoor enthusiasts are likely to see.
Written in plain language for visitors to wildlife areas, hikers, hunters, farmers and nature lovers in general, this updated new-look guide brings together the latest research results from the African bush and is packed with new information in a reader-friendly format.
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9781775841111Stuarts’ Field Guide to Mammals of Southern Africa

This is a fully revised edition of the Stuart’s best-selling field guide to southern Africa’s extraordinary wealth of mammal species – from tiny shrews to the iconic Big Five, and including those that live in the sea. Clear, detailed text, distribution maps and color photographs enable quick identification, and there’s information on diet, habitat, habits, and silhouettes of tracks and skulls.
This new edition brings all information up to date, along with revised distribution data and many new photographs. Its coverage is expanded to include Angola, Zambia, Malawi and northern Mozambique.
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9781770075238African Wildlife Trivia

Africa is famous for its abundance and variety of wildlife, making it a great attraction for hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. In many ways it is a continent of records. Dawid van Lill has produced a book of amazing records, facts and did-you-knows that cast new light on our extraordinary continent. From lists of ‘largests’ and ‘smallests’ to detailed accounts of exceptional features, we are introduced to a vast range of facts about the world around us. A fresh design and light-hearted illustrations make the book highly accessible to both young and old.
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