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Pride of Lions Hardcover – 1 Aug 1978

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Everyman Ltd; First Edition edition (1 Aug. 1978)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0460043110
  • ISBN-13: 978-0460043113
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 16 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,857,960 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr S. S. Nagi TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Mar. 2014
Format: Hardcover
This book was first published in 1978, has 246 pages, 11 chapters, 114 B/W photos, 14 colour pictures and 1 map. BRIAN BERTRAM was born in 1944. He read natural sciences at St John's College, Cambridge, specialising in Zoology. After studying 2 years for his PhD in India, he moved to Serengeti for 4 years, studying the lion. Here in 1975, he met KATE GILLIE and they married. They moved back to Cambridge for research projects on lions in Safari Parks in UK and ostriches in East Africa.
The 1st scientific study of lions in SERENGETI NP was done by George Schaller between 1966-1969. Bertram took over this role for 4 years 1969-1973. And Jeanette and David Bygott took over in 1974. Uniquely, male lions have a mane, 6" long hair, darker in colour than rest of his fur. This book concentrates on lions in Serengeti and their social life. Bertram's land Rover was chased by elephants and he had tyre punctures 2--3 times a week. His time was spent between LOBO area and SORENERA. He slowly got better in finding elusive lions. He identified his lions from their whiskers, tails, ears, scars, facial photographs and their teeth. All these information were put on lions identity cards. He resorted to radio tracking the lions in-order to locate and study them.
Lions are active only 4 hours a day. Their day time is spent on 'Resting Periods'. Most movements of lions takes place at night. They have been observed eating large amount of grass leaves, especially when full of meat. Cubs start roaring when well over 2 years old. A lioness mates at least 300 times in an average oestrous period, but the success rate is about 20--25% of cubs being born. Lioness ovulates only as a consequence of mating. Gestation period is 3 and 1/2 months. At 6--8 months, the lioness stops lactating.
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A Succesful Gift 2 Aug. 2014
By Grandma Barbara - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
I purchased this book for my grandson who is very interested in the big cats. He really enjoyed it and said that it has a lot of good information but also tells a story about the lions. He said it is one of his favorites and was glad to add it to his collection of big cat books.
pride of lions 7 Oct. 2013
By Dougmoser - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is a definite must have for any person whose fave animals are lions. I highly recommend this great book.
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