By Maurice Hornocker,Sharon Negri,Alan Rabinowitz
The cougar is among the most lovely, enigmatic, and majestic animals within the Americas. Eliciting reverence for its grace and autonomous nature, it additionally triggers worry while it comes into touch with humans, pets, and farm animals or competes for hunters’ online game. secret, fable, and false impression encompass this extraordinary creature.
The cougar’s diversity as soon as prolonged from northern Canada to the end of South the US, and from the Pacific to the Atlantic, making it the main frequent animal within the western hemisphere. yet overhunting and lack of habitat enormously diminished cougar numbers by way of the early 20th century throughout a lot of its historic variety, and this day the cougar faces various threats as burgeoning human improvement encroaches on its final habitat.
When Maurice Hornocker started the 1st long term research of cougars within the Idaho barren region in 1964, little was once identified approximately this huge cat. Its secretive nature and rarity within the panorama made it tough to review. yet his groundbreaking examine yielded significant insights and was once the prelude to additional learn in this arguable species.
The capstone to Hornocker’s lengthy profession learning massive cats, Cougar is a robust and useful source for scientists, conservationists, and a person with an curiosity in huge carnivores. He and conservationist Sharon Negri compile the various views of 22 unusual scientists to supply the fullest account of the cougar’s ecology, habit, and genetics, its function as a most sensible predator, and its conservation wishes. This compilation of modern findings, wonderful photos, and firsthand money owed of box examine unravels the mysteries of this amazing animal and emphasizes its value in fit atmosphere approaches and in our lives.
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