Joan Young has lived and worked in the African bush for 37 years, spending nearly two decades as a tour guide and environmental educator in the Kruger National Park. She is passionate about sharing extraordinary wildlife facts with visitors, and has escorted countless tourists, photographers and researchers on safaris and night drives.

  • Nature Now Mammals of Kruger

    This easy-to-read, fact-filled guide features over 80 mammal species found in the Kruger National Park, one of Africa’s most popular game-viewing destinations.
    Packed with stunning photographs and engaging text, it provides brief pointers for accurate identification and highlights the most interesting facts about each species. Did you know that leopards are more dangerous than lions, elephants use their trunks to snorkel, giraffes give birth standing up, and no two zebras have the same stripe pattern?

    Aimed at nature enthusiasts of all ages, this compact guide:
    – Covers the Park’s rich diversity of mammals – from the world-famous Big Five to the miniature mongooses seen dashing across the road
    – Unpacks each animal’s most interesting characteristics and behaviours
    – Notes the record-breakers: who has the longest horns, strongest jaws or greatest appetite?
    – Provides game-watching tips for successful safaris, as well as ‘Best viewing’ notes for each species
    – Features striking photographs of Kruger’s wildlife in action

    R250.00
  • Nature Now Insects and Other Critters of Kruger

    Besides being a world-famous game-viewing destination, the Kruger National Park is
    home to an incredible diversity of bugs, beetles, butterflies, spiders, scorpions and other creepy-crawlies. Packed with colour photographs, this visual guide will appeal to anyone keen to identify and learn more about the Park’s infinite variety of smaller inhabitants. Find out what
    happens inside a termite mound, how ladybirds protect themselves from predators, and why dung beetles race to fresh dung pats. This handy book:

    – Spans 30 groups, including moths, beetles, wasps, crickets and spiders, and features over 200 commonly encountered species
    – Contains vivid photographs of Kruger’s most interesting and attractive critters
    – Unpacks noteworthy behaviours and biology
    – Introduces key concepts, such as mimicry, cryptic coloration, metamorphosis, parasitism and pollination
    – Includes bug-watching and photography tips for beginners

    R250.00