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5 Best Books on Wildlife

Shikha Goyal

Wildlife includes all mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc. that live in the wild. For the lovers of wildlife we are presenting 5 interesting books based on wildlife that not only gives you glimpse of real wild life but also gives you an idea how to survive in some various or weird situations of wildlife. How actually wildlife is all about? So, check out some recommended wildlife books

5 Interesting books on Wildlife

  1. The Elephant Whisperer: My Life with the Herd in the African Wild by Lawrence Anthony and Graham Spence

If you are really interested to know about huge creatures Elephant and like their company then you may read The Elephant Whisperer. It is an incredible story of Anthony who struggles to form a bond with the elephants. It is very heart touching, exciting, funny and sometimes a sad memoir. When he died in 2012, the herd of elephants made a twelve-hour journey to his home to mourn his death.


Some readers felt that it is one of the best books, nicely written and explained. In fact you will feel real adventure while reading. Some says that before planning a trip to Africa, a person should read this book. Isn’t it interesting! In school room this book should be available. Also, the audio of the book is so interesting that some people have gifted to friends and family members.

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  1. Man-Eaters of Kumaon by Jim Corbett

Have you seen big cats closely in the Jungle or nearby your areas? Man-Eaters of Kumaon is the book on big cats penned by Jim Corbett. He shared his memories with big cats in the Indian Himalayas. In the story, he killed several man-eating tigers in which one is Champawat Tigress, who set a world record by killing 436 people in Nepal. How he killed, what happened? Know more about the book!


Here I am giving some reviews of the readers and according to them book seems to be authentic and believable. In the book author bring nature close to the senses. Such a beautiful representation done by Jim Corbett. Powerful writing, thrilling story and an adventure novel. Book grips you from the very first page.

  1. The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

We have seen TV series of jungle book, movie and no doubt it is very interesting and a treat to watch. In the book Mowgli character is very famous. He is a little boy who was raised by a pack of wolves in the jungles of India. In the book several adventures with various animals are given which make it more interesting.


Do you know before releasing of the book some of the readers had purchased it? Amazing! Rudyard Kipling penned in the way to make children understand that how a boy could grow up with animals in the wild. It is a beautiful adventure. Pure nostalgia and one of the favourite’s stories of children. Some readers had gifted this book to their child.

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  1. The Wilderness Family: At Home with Africa's Wildlife by Kobie Kruger

Have you ever thought that while travelling you lost somewhere and could not find the right path and became isolated from the world for some years? Then what will you do and what will be your experience. This is all about ‘The Wilderness Family’ book. An extraordinary experience recounted by Kobie. A place where bathed in golden sunlight, fruit bats hung in the sausage trees etc.


Kobie penned beautifully, a true heart warming, exciting and sometimes terrifying story of a game ranger and his family's life experiences in Kruger National Park in South Africa. Book reveals the truth how to live in isolation surrounded by nature, wild animals. Touching story, well written and readers enjoyed while reading. The book make you dream about the relationships with wild animals in heaven.

  1. The Birds of Heaven: Travels with Cranes by Peter Matthiessen and Robert Bateman

A master piece penned by Peter which is best known for his treatment of the snow leopard. The book consists of the majesty, elegance and plight of birds with extraordinary detail and ease of communication. Sounds interesting, Isn't it! He focussed on cranes and bout their dependence for survival.


In the book beautifully explained spiritual landscape and creatures that inhabit it. Book reveals the truth how cranes survive during the degradation of the environment. Very touching story, you feel like you are with Peter and birds and feel their struggle for continued existence. Book gives a glimpse of amazing experience.

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