This illustrated guide presents 200 species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals with detailed information about distribution, habitat, food, size, maturity, breeding, life span and status. The book also includes a natural history section that answers questions about animal evolution, anatomy, survival and reproduction, along with information about endangered species and wildlife conservation. It includes an amazing range of animals, from the largest, such as the big cats, giraffes and reindeer, through to the smallest, such as the fire salamander, stoat and rock elephant shrew. This is a superb family reference for anyone interested in the wildlife of Africa and Europe, and it is also suitable for schools and for home study and school projects. It contains over 350 illustrations and photographs, including maps showing the distribution of the animals.