04 Jan

Carnivores of the World Field Guide Published in German and French


Two new editions of the latest, acclaimed book by Panthera’s President, Dr. Luke Hunter - Carnivores of the World: A Field Guide – have recently been published in German and French. Originally released in English in October of 2011, Carnivores of the World is the first comprehensive field guide to all 245 terrestrial species of true carnivores, from the majestic polar bear and predatory wild cats to the tiny least weasel – an animal small enough to squeeze through a wedding ring.

Written for all audiences, this user-friendly book provides the most current, scientific overview of each carnivore species, including detailed accounts of species’ key identification features, their distribution and habitat, feeding ecology, behavior, social patterns, reproduction and demography, lifespan, mortality, threats and conservation status. Illustrated by well-known wildlife artist, Priscilla Barrett, the book also features 86 color plates depicting every species, and numerous subspecies.

Carnivores of the World is a fitting read for anyone interested in carnivores and wildlife, including students, professional biologists, or wildlife tourists. As the holiday season begins, consider purchasing your copy of Carnivores of the World in English, German or French.

As with the English edition of Carnivores of the World, all species maps from the latest German and French editions are hosted on Panthera’s website. Click here to access the species maps.

Carnivores of the World was chosen as a 2011 Best Reference Science Book by Library Journal. Click here to read the review.

Watch an interview with Dr. Hunter on the content and creation of Carnivores of the World.

Watch a 10 minute interview with Dr. Hunter on Carnivores of the World.