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Endangered Animals

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Illustrated throughout with 200 outstanding colour photographs, Endangered Animals presents an in-depth look at around 100 species of animal from around the world, all of which are currently endangered or threatened according to the annual list drawn up by the World Conservation Union (IUCN). The selection spans a broad spectrum of wildlife, from large, charismatic mammals such as the Bengal tiger to lesser-known species such as New Zealand's kakapo, the world's only flightless parrot, which was once presumed to be extinct. Each continent is covered, with examples carefully drawn from every habitat - from the mysterious aye-aye of Madagascar's shrinking rainforest, to the shy spectacled bear of the high Andes.
Arranged geographically, each photographic entry is supported by a fascinating caption, which explains the animal's current plight and whether it is critically endangered or classified as vulnerable. From the Ethiopian wolf to the Bengal tiger to monk seal and dugong, Endangered Animals is a fascinating introduction to some of the most threatened species on the planet.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 233 x 303 x 22mm | 1,400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 200 photos; 200 Illustrations, unspecified
  • 1838861610
  • 9781838861612

Table of contents

Contents

Introduction

AFRICA
1. Addax
2. African Elephant
3. African Wild Ass
4. African Wild Dog
5. Aye-Aye
6. Black Rhino
7. Chimpanzee
8. Ethiopian Wolf
9. Mountain Gorilla
10. Nano-chameleon - Brookesia nana
11. Okapi
12. Crowned sifaka
13. Secretarybird - Sagittarius serpentarius
14. Mandrill
15. Shoebill
16. Leopard
17. Pygmy Hippopotamus Choeropsis liberiensis
18. Nile Lechwe Kobus megaceros
19. Cheetah
20. Giraffe

ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Arabian Oryx
Asiatic Elephant
Asiatic Lion
Bactarian Camel
Clouded Leopard
Double-wattled Cassowary
Giant Panda
Huon Tree Kangaroo
Kakapo
Kiwi
Lion-tailed Macaque
Long Footed Potoroo
Malleefowl
Numbat
Orangutan
Red Panda
Siberian Tiger
Snow Leopard
Sumatran Rhino
Tiger
Yangtze Giant Softshell Turtle Rafetus swinhoei
Malay tapir
Indian Vulture Gyps indicus
Red crowned crane
Painted terrapin
Siamese crocodile
Red slender loris
Purple faced langur
Chinese crocodile lizard
Caspian seal
Black crested gibbon
Golden snub-nosed monkey
Banteng Bos javanicus
Philippine eagle
Rufous-headed Hornbill
Przewalski's Horse Equus ferus
Baiji Lipotes vexillifer
Pangolin
Dhole
Pika
Visayan Warty Pig Sus cebifrons

NORTH AMERICA
1. Californian Condor
2. Black-footed Ferret
3. West Indian Manatee
4. Great Prairie Chicken
5. Desert Tortoise
6. West Indian Manatee
7. Vancouver Island Marmot Marmota vancouverensis

SOUTH AND CENTRAL AMERICA
1. Spectacled Bear
2. Giant Otter
3. Chinchilla
4. Macaroni Penguin
5. Flightless Cormorant
6. Golden Lion Tamarin
7. Brown Spider monkey
8. Muriqui
9. Andean cat
10. Andean night monkey
11. Imperial Amazon
12. Cuban crocodile
13. Darwin's fox
14. Chacoan peccary
15. Northern pudu
16. Sooty albatross
17. White-throated toucan
18. Amazon river dolphin
19. Mexican agouti

EUROPE
European bison
Mediterranean Monk Seal
Great Bustard
European Sturgeon
Red-Breasted Goose
Saiga
Ivory-billed Woodpecker Campephilus principalis
Steppe eagle
Iberian lynx

THE WORLD'S OCEANS
Blue Whale
Right Whale
Great White Shark
Leatherback Turtle
Dugong
Sea Otter
Giant Tortoise
Polar Bear
Beluga
Rodrigues Flying Fox Pteropus rodricensis
Sperm whale
Harbour porpoise
Hector's dolphin
Marine iguana
Whale shark
Ocean sunfish
Bluefin tuna
Seahorse
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About Tom Jackson

Tom Jackson is a leading natural history writer based in the United Kingdom. As an author and contributor he has worked on more than 60 books. A zoology graduate from the University of Bristol, he has also worked as a zookeeper and in safari parks in Zimbabwe.
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