Field Guide to the Animals of the Greater Kruger Park, by Christo Joubert, Ulrich Oberprieler and Burger Cillié
Christo Joubert, Ulrich Oberprieler and Burger Cillié are re-known South African specialists that put together their skills and knowledge for this Field Guide to the Animals of the Greater Kruger Park.
The Greater Kruger Park comprises of South Africa's Kruger National Park, various private nature reserves to the west, as well as the Limpopo National Park in Mozambique and Zimbabwe's Gonarezhou. Its 35 000 km2 make up one of the largest conservation areas in the world. It is situated in the so-called Lowveld, a wide coastal plain of relatively dry savanna that stretches from the Indian Ocean in the east to the escarpment in the west. Seven perennial rivers (the Crocodile, Sabie, Olifants, Letaba, Shingwedzi, Luvuvhu and Limpopo) transverse the Park. These rivers do not only provide life-giving water during the dry winters, but also support a subtropical riverine woodland along their banks. This unique habitat is utilised by a number of animal species that could not survive elsewhere in the Park.The underlying geological formations and soils divide the Park into a further 15 ecozones, each supporting a unique vegetation type. This environmental mosaic is the main reason for the Park's large diversity of mammals, birds and other animals. The Kruger National Park and the private nature reserves have a well-established tourism infrastructure. These vary from all-inclusive lodges to self-catering rest camps to picnic facilities for day-visitors. The Kruger National Park's 3000 km of roads, 23 rest camps, 11 picnic sites, three 4x4 routes, seven bird hides and six overnight trails offer an unequalled experience to the outdoor enthusiast. An infrastructure for tourists is gradually being developed in the Mozambique and Zimbabwean parks. The aim of this book is to introduce the Park's unique and diverse animal life to its visitors, to assist them in the positive identification of the various species; thereby making their visit to the Park an interesting and satisfying experience.
This is an extract from the book: Field Guide to the Animals of the Greater Kruger Park, by Christo Joubert, Ulrich Oberprieler and Burger Cillié.
Title: Field Guide to the Animals of the Greater Kruger Park
Authors: Christo Joubert; Ulrich Oberprieler; Burger Cillié
Publisher: Games Park Publishing
Pretoria, South Africa 2007
ISBN 9780620385480 / ISBN 978-0-620-38548-0
Softcover, 15 x 21 cm, 132 pages, throughout colour photos, 1 map
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