The Secret Lives of Indian Mammals


Author: Vivek Menon

9789351951155 | PB | pp. 256 | 2017 | Hachette India

Are you curious about Indian mammals? Read interesting facts and learn how to identify over 400 mammals as you explore the natural world with this book.

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Everything you wanted to know about awesome Indian mammals but didn’t know whom to ask!

– What is the rhino’s horn made of?
– How do deer and langurs help each other in the forest?
– Why do elephants and monkeys suffer the most in captivity?
– Where can you see the Irawaddy Dolphin?
– Which Indian mammal has arms one and a half times the length of its legs?

Covering these and many more fascinating facts, this handy wildlife guide features more than 400 mammal species in India, from tigers, elephants and rhinos to monkeys, rodents and bats. Mammals fascinate us, probably because we belong to that order! That’s why, along with expertly researched information about where these animals are found and how they live, communicate and behave, conservationist and photographer Vivek Menon shares insider notes from his adventures in the wild. Key identification pointers and stunning colour photographs help you recognize different mammals easily, making The Secret Lives of Indian Mammals both a ready reckoner as well as a field guide for animal lovers. Inside, you will find:
– More than 400 species of mammals from land and water
– More than 250 full-colour photos
– Full index with common and Latin names
– Amazing on-site experiences


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About the Author

The author is a wildlife conservationist and photographer with a passion for elephants. He is the Founder and Executive Director of the Wildlife Trust of India (WTI), an Advisor to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) and its Regional Director (South Asia). He is the author of nine bestselling books on Indian wildlife, including Indian Mammals.


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