Suggested Reading



  • The Safari Companion, Richard Estes
  • Pocket Guide to African Mammals, Jonathan Kingdon
  • Mammals of Southern Africa Tracks and Signs, Gutteridge and Liebenberg
  • The Serengeti Lion, George B. Schaller
  • The Deer and the Tiger, George B. Schaller
  • The Tiger, Valmik Thapar
  • The Great Soul of Siberia, Sooyong Park
  • The Elephant’s Secret Sense, Caitlin O’Connell
  • Jaguar, Alan Rabinowitz
  • Mammals of India, Vivek Menon
  • Beat About the Bush, Trevor Carnaby


  • Trees of Southern Africa, Braam vanWyk & Piet van Wyk
  • Trees and Shrubs of the Okavango Delta, Veronica Roodt


  • Sasol Birds of Southern Africa (also has a great app for phones and tablets), Sinclair and Hockey
  • Birds of Africa South of the Sahara, Sinclair and Ryan
  • Birds of Northern India, Grimmett and Inskipp
  • 500 Common Bird Calls in Southern Africa, Doug Newman (audio CD)


  • Love, Life, and Elephants, Dame Daphne Sheldrick
  • Cry of the Kalahari, Mark and Delia Owens
  • Eye of the Elephant, Mark and Delia Owens
  • Secrets of the Savanna, Mark and Delia Owens
  • The Africa Diaries, Derek and Beverley Joubert
  • Blood of the Tiger, A.J. Mills
  • The Tiger, John Vaillant
  • Lions in the Balance, Craig Packer
  • The Invention of Nature, Andrea Wulf

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