The everyday life and behavior of animals, from the exotic to the familiar. From brown bear to the black beetle, horned viper to domestic pig, dramatic events to calm routine - this lavishly illustrated book tells of the pleasures and paines of being an animal. In ten chapters with title like "On the move", "At home", "Children, children", and "Hiss off!", this volume sheds light on animal life with an offbeat yet precise gaze. A very ramble through the world of animal cousins.