Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia

David Shackleton


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Revised edition.

This authoritative book brings together the current knowledge on the ten species of wild hoofed mammals living in British Columbia: Elk, Moose, European Fallow Deer, Mule Deer, White-tailed Deer, Caribou, Bison, Mountain Goat, Bighorn Sheep and Thinhorn Sheep.

May 2013, paperback, 272 pages

b/w illustrations; colour photographs

ISBN 978-0-7726-6638-3

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David Shackleton provides a comprehensive examination of BC’s most abundant large mammals, discussing their evolution, general biology and adaptations to their unique lifestyle. He also describes each species and subspecies of hoofed mammal (ungulate) and discusses its social organization, habitat, diet, reproduction and life expectancy. Each species description has a distribution map illustrations of whole animals and skulls. This revised edition contains updated information on populations, conservation status, taxonomy and where to find each species. It also includes a selection of colour photographs.

Hoofed Mammals of British Columbia will appeal to biologists, naturalists, hunters and ranchers, as well as anyone interested in the natural history of our province.

Royal BC Museum Handbook.


About the Author

David Shackleton is emeritus professor in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at the University of British Columbia, where he worked for more than 30 years. He has published widely on ungulates and other large mammals.


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