A spectacular collection of animals who are at home in the dark.
Creatures of the Night features more than a dozen extraordinary animals that live in the dark. These are mammals, birds, insects and spiders whose unique physical features help them to survive in the pitch-black darkness of jungles, fields and in the air.
The animals featured include:
- Aye-aye -- A lifetime spent in rain forest trees where they curl up to sleep during the day
- Common Glow-worm -- Bioluminescent beetle that doesn't look like a beetle
- Fungi -- More closely related to animals than plants, fungi "expand" (rather than grow) over a damp night
- Kinkajou -- Night-roaming cousin of raccoons
- Mexican Red-kneed Tarantula -- Hunts at night, capturing insects, frogs, lizards and mice
- Net-casting spider -- A huge pair of forward-facing eyes help it to see at night
- Railroad worm -- The only animal that is naturally bioluminescent in the red spectrum
- Vampire bat -- Day-sleepers that hunt during the darkest part of the night.
Intricately drawn artworks give accurate details of each animal's anatomy and behavior, and stunning photographs show how each animal hunts.