This is a fully illustrated guide to over 200 species of amphibians, reptiles and mammals living throughout Europe and Africa, with detailed information about each species' distribution, habitat, food, size, maturity, breeding, life span and status. It begins with a natural history section that answers questions about the evolution of animals, anatomy, survival and reproduction, plus offering important information about endangered species and wildlife conservation. It 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. A guide to over 200 animals of the European and African continents, with over 350 illustrations and photographs, including maps to show the distribution of each animal throughout these continents. Includes some of the largest land animals in the world, such as the elephant, rhinoceros and gorilla, as well as some of the smallest, such as the stoat and shrew. Large-scale habitat illustrations show the different terrains that animals live within.