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Running Wild: Dispelling the Myths of the African Wild Dog

McNutt, John; Boggs, Lesley P.

Editore: Smithsonian Books, 1997
ISBN 10: 1560987170 / ISBN 13: 9781560987178
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Titolo: Running Wild: Dispelling the Myths of the ...

Casa editrice: Smithsonian Books

Data di pubblicazione: 1997

Legatura: Hardcover

Condizione libro: Used


This Book is in Good Condition. Clean Copy With Light Amount of Wear. 100% Guaranteed. Summary: Striking photographs and an authoritative text document the hunting behavior, play rituals, and natural history of the Mombo pack in Botswana's Okavango Delta. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_usedgood_1560987170

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Riassunto: Wild dogs were once treated as vermin in African game reserves and shot on sight. Only recently have conservationists halted this indiscriminate slaughter, but they are almost too late to save this magnificent African carnivore. The photographs and text in this book closely document the life of a pack of dogs living in the Moremi Wildlife Reserve in northern Botswana, celebrating their untamed existence but also pointing out the vulnerability of the species in Africa. This captures the wild dogs at play, with their young, hunting and eating.

Recensione: For millennia, Lycaon pictus, the wild dog, roamed the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa. A highly social scavenger, much like the wolf of the Northern Hemisphere, the wild dog served an essential function in the grasslands ecosystem, culling sick and injured ungulates from once-vast herds. With the advent of large-scale farming and livestock production, however, the wild dog was seen as a threat to progress and was hunted out. Only some 5,000 individuals survive today, making Lycaon pictus Africa's most endangered carnivore. This heavily illustrated look at the life of the wild dog makes a well-reasoned argument for its preservation.

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