By Roland Kays
In Candid Creatures, the 1st significant e-book to bare the key lives of animals via motion-sensitive video game cameras, biologist Roland Kays has assembled over six hundred amazing pictures. Drawing from documents of hundreds of thousands of colour and night-vision images gathered by way of hundreds and hundreds of researchers, Kays has chosen photographs that express the original views of flora and fauna from through the global. utilizing those pictures, he tells the tales of medical discoveries that digicam traps have enabled, reminiscent of working example of species inspiration to were extinct and info of predator-prey interactions.
Each snapshot captures a second frozen within the camera’s flash as animals go through their wild habitats. Kays additionally discusses how scientists use digicam traps to deal with conservation matters, growing suggestions that let people and wild animals to coexist. greater than only a number of striking animal images, the book’s textual content, maps, and illustrations interact to explain the newest findings within the fast-moving box of flora and fauna examine. Candid Creatures is a testomony to how the explosion of online game cameras worldwide has revolutionized the learn of animal ecology. The strong blend of images and tales of discovery will fascinate somebody drawn to technological know-how, nature, natural world biology, or images.
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42 u INFANT APE Female orangutans give birth in a treetop. The young ape clings to its mother as she clambers around and stays with her until it is about eight years old. GRASPING HANDS All apes can move their thumbs around to touch their fingers, like humans. They are called opposable thumbs. This means they can pick up and hold things. 8 m) ■ Weight 400 lb (180 kg) ■ Location Central Africa ■ Gorillas are the largest great ape. They may look fierce, but they are shy and peaceful unless threatened.
2 Length 32 in (82 cm) Tail 33 in (84 cm) ■ Weight 66 lb (30 kg) ■ Location Southern Africa ■ ■ ■ ■ This is the largest baboon and it spends most of its time on the ground. Males are twice as big as females and have two large canine teeth. The baboons eat a variety of food—fruit, nuts, grass, roots, insects, and other small animals. At night, they sleep in a tree or on a cliff, using one of several chosen spots in their territory. This rare monkey is found in a small area in Tanzania and numbers around 1,100 individuals.
If anything is there, it rips off the bark with its teeth and hooks out the victims with its finger. HITCHING A RIDE When they are old enough, young Verreaux’s sifakas ride piggy-back style on their mother’s back. Younger infants cling to their mother’s belly where they are safer. FACTFILE ■ Lemurs, such as this black lemur (Eulemur macaco), live in Madagascar or on the nearby Comoro Islands. Most are larger than other prosimians, with long limbs and long snouts. ■ Bushbabies (or galagos), such as this Senegal bushbaby (Galago senegalensis), live south of the Sahara in Africa and on nearby islands.