The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals, Second Edition


The newly revised Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals is an essential guide for anyone with an interest in wildlife who visits Africa–from the tourist on safari to the more experienced naturalist. Excellent book.


Author: Jonathan Kingdon
Illustrator: Jonathan Kingdon
ISBN: 9780691203522
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Year of Publication: 2020
304 pp., 780 color illustrations, 520 distribution maps maps

New in 2020! Originally published in 2004, The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals quickly became the field guide of choice to take on safari in Africa, providing the most authoritative and comprehensive coverage available in a handy, portable volume. Now this popular, practical, and beautifully illustrated guide has been thoroughly revised and updated to make it even better than before.

Adapted from the revised second edition of the acclaimed and much larger Kingdon Field Guide to African Mammals, this second edition of the pocket guide features updated species information and taxonomy and includes several new species. It presents more than 780 superb color illustrations, including several new ones, and 520 distribution maps—200 more than in the previous edition. The concise text, greatly condensed from the larger field guide, focuses on essential information for field identification and distribution, while the illustrations are conveniently located on facing pages. Now, more than ever, The Kingdon Pocket Guide to African Mammals is a must-have companion for anyone interested in African wildlife—from the tourist on safari to the experienced naturalist.

  • Covers all of Africa’s land mammals, with some smaller groups treated generically
  • Includes more than 780 color illustrations and 520 distribution maps
  • Features concise text focusing on essential information for field identification—with the illustrations placed opposite the text for quick, easy reference

Additional information

Weight 1.3 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 1 × 7.5 in