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C A W Guggisberg Books

Charles Albert Walter Guggisberg (1913 - 1980) was an acclaimed Swiss naturalist, wildlife photographer and author, considered the authority of the times, on African lions. Guggisberg moved to East Africa in 1946, worked for the Kenyan Government for 22 years and devoted himself to wildlife studies and conservation.

C A W Guggisberg
Charles A W Guggisberg

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Simba: The Life Of A Lion

Simba: The Life Of A Lion by C A W Guggisberg (1961) are observations of behaviour, history and ecology of the African lion, completed while the author was working at the Medical Research Laboratory in Nairobi, Kenya.


Game Animals Of East Africa

Game Animals Of East Africa by C A W Guggisberg (1955)


The African Elephant

The African Elephant by C A W Guggisberg (1977) is a very informative guide about the natural history, habits, behaviour, origins and status of the elephant in Africa.


Wild Cats Of The World

Wild Cats Of The World by C A W Guggisberg (1975). The natural history of 38 wild felines, with characteristics, habitat, distribution and behaviours, origin and evolution.


Man And Wildlife

Man And Wildlife by C A W Guggisberg (1970)


Birds Of East Africa

Birds Of East Africa by C A W Guggisberg (1980) has colour pictures of over half of the 1293 bird species from Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.


Early Wildlife Photographers

Early Wildlife Photographers by C A W Guggisberg (1977) describes the aims and methods of early wildlife photographers and their achievements. Includes Cherry and Richard Kearton, C G Schillings, Bengt Berg, Seton Gordon and Frank Chapman.


Crocodiles: Their Natural History, Folklore And Conservation

Crocodiles: Their Natural History, Folklore And Conservation by C A W Guggisberg (1972) covers crocodiles, alligators, caymans and garials. It investigates their history, social habits, antisocial habits and the need for conservation.


SOS Rhino

SOS Rhino by C A W Guggisberg (1966)


Exploring East Africa by C A W Guggisberg (1966). National Audubon Society Nature Program.

Giraffes by C A W Guggisberg (1969)

The Wilderness Is Free: The Story Of Wild Life In Africa

The Wilderness Is Free: The Story Of Wild Life In Africa by C A W Guggisberg (1963). Foreword by Peter Scott. A photographic study of African game animals.




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