Exotic Animal Field Guide Nonnative Hoofed Mammals in the United States

ISBN-10: 158544555X
ISBN-13: 9781585445554
Edition: 2007
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Description: From axis deer to zebra, an estimated 230,000 or more foreign hoofed mammals live in the United States. These "exotics"--animals native to other places--can be found in Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Maryland, California, New Hampshire, Hawaii, and  More...

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Book details

List price: $23.00
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
Publication date: 2/26/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540

From axis deer to zebra, an estimated 230,000 or more foreign hoofed mammals live in the United States. These "exotics"--animals native to other places--can be found in Texas, Florida, New Mexico, Maryland, California, New Hampshire, Hawaii, and other states on ranches, in wildlife preserves, at safari parks, and sometimes just behind high fences or on a mountainside along the byroads of America. Featuring eighty different kinds of hoofed mammals, this field guide covers common exotics, such as blackbuck antelope and fallow deer, some less common species like scimitar-horned oryx, and a few newer arrivals like defassa waterbuck. In the introduction, author Elizabeth Cary Mungall explains how these species got here, tells where people can go to view them, and gives a few simple guidelines for responsible ownership. The main portion of the book contains fully illustrated species accounts, with native range maps and information about food habits, habitat, temperament, breeding and birth seasons, and fencing needs. A list of exotics-related organizations and a reference section round out the text. Photographs of each species make identification easy, and, in a chapter on photographing exotics, Christian Mungall shows readers how to take their own great pictures of these animals. This book is for anyone, from park visitor and zoo goer to rancher and wildlife biologist, who wants to identify and learn more about exotic wildlife in the United States.

List of Featured Animals
Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Exotics in the United States
Where to See Exotics
Photography Basics for Exotics
Owning Exotics
Animal Profiles
Deer
Antelopes
Sheep and Goats
Cattle
Other Animals
Exotics-Related Organizations
References
Glossary
Further Reading
Index

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