Verleger: "Cheetahs are the world's
fastest big cats and also one of the most timid. They are one of the easier big cats to see, hunting in the
daylight and in the open, relying on the blinding burst of speed to hunt down their prey. Sadly, it is
precisely the well-evolved features that make cheetahs such fast, efficient hunters, that also puts them at
risk from hyenas and more powerful cats like the lion and leopard. Most cheetahs cubs do not survive into
adulthood, which is why cheetahs produce larger litters than other big cats. To minimise risk to young
offspring, a cheetah mother will defend and feed her cubs on her own, ranging over a large area of up to 800
km² (300 sq. miles) in the Serengeti to find their
prey - usually the Thompson's gazelle. In recent years, cheetah numbers have plummeted in the northern Mara.
The Masai do not hunt cheetahs because they rarely steel livestock or attack humans, but as they farm a
wider area, there is less cover for cheetahs to den or to provide camouflage for small cubs, leaving them
more open to predation. Fortunately, the Mara Triangle is
still one of the best places to see cheetahs in Africa, and Big Cat Diary: Cheetah tells the story of
the much-loved Big Cat
Diary cheetahs, Queen and her daughter Kike. They quickly became well known for being so relaxed around
vehicles, often leaping onto Jonathan and Angie's bonnet in order to survey their surroundings. The oldest
of big cats according to fossil records, the cheetah is also one of the best loved. The Scotts award-winning
photography and intimate knowledge of this fleet-footed cat captures the behaviour and beauty of the cheetah
perfectly. Big Cat Diary: Cheetah offers the ultimate armchair-safari insight into one of the fastest
creatures on the planet."
Klappentext: "Loveliest of the great
wild cats, the cheetah is poetry in motion, a blurred streak of graceful ferocity and a sauntering portrait
of fluid beauty. They threaten no man and kill only for food. But the world's fastest animal is under threat
both from fellow predators and ecological change. This is one of the most unusual and moving stories of
animal behavior. Kathrine and Karl Ammann devoted two years to the study of cheetah and their movements in
the wild of the Masai Mara, a remote and hauntingly beautiful corner of Kenya. This account of their life
among the cheetah forms a compelling and poignant narrative. While working in the Mara, the Ammanns
discovered their photographic talents. Their fascinating story is brought to life by some of the best colour
pictures ever taken of any predator, anywhere."
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von Luke Hunter (Text) & Dave Hamman (Fotos)
Gebundene Ausgabe, kein Schutzumschlag,
144 Seiten, 134 Farbfotos, 1 Duotonfoto, 11 Illustrationen, 1 Karte Struik Publishers
(Südafrika), November 2003, ISBN 1-86872-719-X
Verleger: "Esteemed for its speed and
athleticism, admired for its grace and beauty, coveted for its hunting prowess, the cheetah has nonetheless
been harrassed and hounded to the point of extinction. Author Luke Hunter, a specialist on African
carnivores, looks into the history, evolution, behaviour and day-to-day survival of one of the most
fascinating of the big cats. He discusses the ancestry of the cheetah, its hunting strategies, reproduction,
social behaviour and status throughout Africa and Iran - the last remaining pocket of the species in Asia.
Hunter also focuses on the tenuous future of the cheetah, its decreasing habitat and declining numbers, and
deals with the immediate and long-term conservation issues facing the species. His authoritative text
highlights the latest research on cheetahs, dispelling the myths and providing a comprehensive overview of
the cheetah in the wild. Throughout the book, his first-hand field observations supplement data on the
latest ecological discoveries from cheetah researchers across Africa. Powerful, full-colour photographs by
Dave Hamman make this book a visual feast and reveal a world that is both intensely private and highly
dramatic. Hamman's portrayal of the many modes and activities of this elusive animal presents a sumptuous
gallery of photographs, while at the same time serving to broaden our knowledge - and help ensure the
survival - of this remarkable and beautiful cat."
Synopsis: "There is no predator on
earth quite like the cheetah. Timed at over 60 miles per hour, it boasts natural speed unsurpassed on land. Cheetahs
looks in detail at the natural history of the cheetah, including its distribution, social structure, feeding
habits, and its relationship with humans. Luke Hunter is the post-doctoral research fellow at the University
of Natal, Durban, South Africa. He is trained in the capture and immobilization of African wildlife and has
handled most of the large carnivores during his research. Cheetahs is an easy-to-read introduction to
this magnificent animal, illustrated with spectacular color photographs, taken from all over the world by
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Geparde Die schnellsten Katzen der
von Fritz Pölking (Fotos) & Norbert Rosing (Fotos)
Verleger: "In der Serengeti
lebt das schnellste Säugetier der Erde - der Gepard. Diese schlankgewachsenen und elegant anmutenden
Raubtiere erreichen bei ihren kurzen, gezielten Angriffen auf Beutetiere oftmals eine Geschwindigkeit von
bis zu 110 Kilometern in der Stunde. In einer Vielzahl ungewöhnlicher und einmaliger Aufnahmen gelingt es
den Naturfotografen Fritz Pölking und Norbert Rosing, diese wunderbaren Tiere in ihrer komplexen
Lebensweise zu dokumentieren."
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