Klappentext: "Perhaps the most
beautiful and adaptable of all predators, leopards are also the most numerous of the world's big cats.
Through the lives of the famous Big
Cat Diary leopards, Half-Tail and Shadow, we gain a greater insight into the lives and behaviour of
these enigmatic creatures. Big Cat Diary: Leopard looks at all aspects of leopard biology, highlights
the plight of big cats in general and examines ways in which we can help to conserve them, ensuring they
maintain viable breeding populations, have sufficient space to hunt and enough natural prey to survive. The
second in the series of three books accompanying the major BBC television series [Big Cat
Diary], Big Cat Diary: Leopard features the leopards of the Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya.
Going beyond the day-to-day footage, it explores the bigger picture of how leopards survive outside the
1,510 sq. km (600 sq. mile) Reserve. Jonathan and Angie Scott examine the findings of scientists working
elsewhere in Africa such as in the neighbouring Serengeti National Park
in Tanzania, the Kalahari desert in Namibia and South Africa's parks and reserves. Leopards are still found
in many countries outside Africa, and the authors take the reader on a journey of exploration to discover
how leopards are faring in places as far afield as Oman, Sri Lanka, India, and along the snow-clad border
separating Russia and China. The first Big Cat
Diary was filmed in 1996, and every two years since the authors have returned to watch the progress of
the Mara's big cat families. Jonathan Scott has written about the Mara leopards for nearly 30 years, and
freely admits that they are his favourite animal. Packed with breath-taking photography and first-hand
accounts of the leopards featured in the TV series, this companion book is a must-have for all Big Cat Diary fans."
Klappentext: "The leopard has the
ability to live almost amongst man, and yet elude him continuously. It is so much lighter in weight, but has
the strength and ability to overpower him. Its brain is smaller than man's brain, but it regularly confuses
him - a fact that has given rise to many legends. For centuries the leopard has symbolised strength,
vitality and cunning to many African people, and magical powers have been attributed to its whiskers, claws,
teeth, skin and bones. Gerald Hinde is one of the few people to have unravelled the leopard enigma having
watched and photographed them for over ten years. He travels through the bush in a custom-made Land Rover,
equipped with all the mod cons necessary for a successful photo-safari. The gamedrives are long - up to 18
hours - very hot, and sometimes dangerous (Hinde always carries a revolver, but despite some close shaves,
has never yet had to use it). This book is the culmination of all he has learnt despite the obstacles, and
the stunning photographs it contains are rare in their depiction of leopard at some of their most intimate
moments - mating, fighting, rearing their cubs, hunting and fighting for survival in the harsh bush."
Synopsis: "Von den Großkatzen
Afrikas ist der Leopard eine der beeindruckendsten Tierarten die wir kennen. Sein äußeres Erscheinungsbild
und das Verhalten machen ihn für viele zum Inbegriff eines Raubtiers. In der Masai Mara, einem
Naturreservat im Südwesten Kenias, beobachtete und fotografierte Fritz Pölking über zwei Jahre eine
Leopardin mit ihren Jungen in freier Wildbahn. Erstmalig gelang es unter großen Aufwendungen, die
wichtigsten Jahre im Leben eines heranwachsenden Leoparden in Bildern festzuhalten."
Synopsis: "In Leopards, author
Cyndi Gamble details the characteristics and ecology of these creatures, and she outlines the serious
threats that leopards face and explains what can be done to protect them. An excellent general introduction
to the species and a must-have for nature enthusiasts, environmentalists, and animal lovers, Leopards
combines interesting facts and captivating four-color photographs."
Klappentext: "Cats have fascinated
man for centuries. He has worshipped them, befriended them, hunted them, drawn them and written about them
but, throughout the years, he has never managed to expose their essence. Of the world's big cats, the
leopard is one of the least known. A shy, nocturnal animal, its reclusive nature has thwarted the many
attempts to study it in the wild. In an evocative portfolio, The Leopards of Londolozi,
author/photographer Lex Hes has managed to penetrate the private life of the wild leopard to reveal its
habits and behaviour. The book is the culmination of 12 years of diligent observation by the author, who is
based at Londolozi - an exclusive
lodge situated in the game-rich bushveld of the eastern Transvaal in southern Africa. The Londolozi rangers and
trackers were able to achieve their close-range study by forming an unprecedented relationship with a group
of leopards in the reserve. Showing sensitivity and restraint from the outset, they overcame the initial
apprehension and wariness of one particular female and her cubs. Soon they were able to follow the leopard,
and eventually she became so accustomed to the vehicles that close tracking of the family group was
possible. By monitoring the leopards in this way, the rangers have observed behavioural aspects not
previously recorded and their success with these unpredictable, aggressive cats has aroused international
interest. The text, drawn from Lex Hes's personal field observations, has sustained vitality with moments of
excitement and poignancy as the constant cycle of life and death in the bush unfolds. The book deals
pragmatically with the question of the survival of leopards, whose existence, like that of so many other
species, is threatened by shrinking habitats. The outstanding feature of the book is, however, its visual
impact. Lex Hes's empathy with his subject is almost uncanny and, in a collection of superb images, this
award-winning photographer reveals the quintessential leopard, showing this magnificent cat to rare and
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Klappentext: "'Even before I first
set foot in Africa I knew which of the wild animals I most wanted to see. It was the leopard that embodied
my idea of Africa: an animal of supreme grace and agility, a hunter of the dark concealed in a spotted
coat.' Jonathan Scott has now spent eight years in Kenya's Masai Mara Game Reserve. It is one of the richest
wildlife sanctuaries on earth, yet leopards remain aloof and elusive, the sight of them a rare treat for
tourists. But in 1983 a six-year-old leopard that Jonathan Scott had known since she was very young gave
birth to two cubs on Fig Tree Ridge, just outside the Mara Reserve, and he was able to watch the family and
observe the development of the cubs more closely than wild leopards have ever been observed before. He spent
every available moment watching and photographing Chui and her cubs, Light and Dark, always aware that he
was only privileged to do so for as long as they chose to remain visible. His accounts of the pressures on
the mother leopard as a solitary hunter providing for herself and her offspring; the encounters with baboon,
hyaena and man; the hazards which face the cubs as they learn to fend for themselves; and the endearing
periods of play and relaxation makes fascinating and delightful reading. Jonathan Scott's photographs and
drawings combine to produce a unique portrait of Africa's most charismatic predator."
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