I have always enjoyed Douglas Adams' sense of humor. His dry wit and his sarcasm. I also have always loved learning about animals and their behavior. Unfortunately, Mr. Adams appears to be more interested in poking fun at how difficult it is to travel in third world countries than he is in talking about the animals that are about to disappear from this planet. Perhaps that was the goal of the book? Alas, I do not think so.
Three stars for an amusing read. I wouldn't call it a waste of time -- I did enjoy the chapters on the Kakapo and the Rodrigues Fruit Bat -- but this book had the potential to be much better.