Meerkat Manor

Meerkat Manor

Flower of the Kalahari

Book - 2007
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Written by the Cambridge professor who made them stars,Meerkat Manoris an exclusive, detailed look inside the lives of the Whiskers, the meerkat clan featured on the hit Animal Planet show.Behind-the-scenes detail provided by expert author Tim Clutton-Brock sheds light on Flower's early years, her fight to rule the Whiskers, and her struggle to stay on top. With beautiful illustrations and a meerkat's-eye view of life in the Kalahari,Meerkat Manoralso contains an easy-to-understand introduction to animal societies, meerkats, their predators and prey.Like humans, meerkats can be cute, cuddly, affectionate, fearless, and amazingly unselfish; also like us, they can become vicious, vindictive, and even murderous within a split second. By explaining the lives of the Whiskers, Clutton-Brock shares his perspective on how the lives of all animals (including humans) are structured by the need both to compete and to cooperate.
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, [2007], ©2007
Edition: First Touchstone trade paperback edition
ISBN: 9781416587675
1416587675
Branch Call Number: 599.742 Cl
Description: 238 pages : photographs ; 27 cm
Additional Contributors: Animal Planet (Television network)

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Sep 22, 2018

Because they are so cute and cuddly looking - You may find yourself seriously considering acquiring a meerkat as a house-pet - But - Whatever you do - Don't act on this un-cool impulse.

Meerkats (who are not domesticated) make terrible pets. You'll find out much more info on this subject when you read through this enlightening book about these amusing, little animals.

To be sure - Meerkats are definitely one of the most fascinating and enjoyable-to-observe creatures in this biologically diverse world of ours. They really are.

This wonderful, well-researched book (that includes lots of great, full-colour photos) tells you everything that you've ever wanted to know about meerkats, but just didn't know who to ask.

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