A Wild Australia Guide: Kangaroos andamp; their relatives
Steve Parish andamp; Karin Cox.
Fifty living macropod species inhabit the Australian
mainland and the continent's adjacent islands.
This Wild Australia Guide features
every one of these delightful native mammals. Enhanced with beautiful
photographs, which showcase the complete range of macropod moods, this concise
guide provides excellent tips for identification in the field, based on
appearance, size, behaviour and distribution.
The conservation status for each species is also
listed. Before Europeans settled Australia, a further six macropod species
existed - unfortunately, these are now extinct. Even today, many of the
macropods featured in this Wild Australia Guide are listed as
vulnerable or endangered - particularly the smaller rock-wallabies,
hare-wallabies, bettongs and potoroos. This book is a timely reminder of the
global importance of Australia's unique macropods.