A companion volume to the successful 'Big Cat Diary' television series, which goes beyond the day-to-day footage and explores the bigger picture: history, biology, behaviour, conservation and how lions survive outside the Masai Mara.
The first book derived from the immense amount of work that has gone into producing the TV series, this book is a detailed examination of the biology and behaviour of the big cat families featured in the series. The book also provides a historical perspective and looks outside the Masai Mara Game Reserve to the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and the Ngorongoro Crater, and Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Finally there is the question of how to conserve our big cat populations. There could be as few as 15,000 lions left in Africa. How can we ensure they maintain breeding populations, and have space to hunt and sufficient prey to survive?
Lions are the animals visitors most want to see in safari, the king of beasts. This book will ensure all cat lovers are not disappointed.