By Maurice Hornocker,Sharon Negri,Alan Rabinowitz
The cougar is among the most pretty, enigmatic, and majestic animals within the Americas. Eliciting reverence for its grace and self sustaining nature, it additionally triggers worry while it comes into touch with humans, pets, and cattle or competes for hunters’ online game. secret, delusion, and false impression encompass this notable creature.
The cougar’s variety as soon as prolonged from northern Canada to the top of South the USA, and from the Pacific to the Atlantic, making it the main frequent animal within the western hemisphere. yet overhunting and lack of habitat significantly diminished cougar numbers by means of the early 20th century throughout a lot of its historic variety, and this present day the cougar faces various threats as burgeoning human improvement encroaches on its ultimate habitat.
When Maurice Hornocker all started the 1st long term learn of cougars within the Idaho wasteland in 1964, little used to be recognized approximately this massive cat. Its secretive nature and rarity within the panorama made it tough to check. yet his groundbreaking study yielded significant insights and used to be the prelude to additional learn in this debatable species.
The capstone to Hornocker’s lengthy profession learning massive cats, Cougar is a robust and sensible source for scientists, conservationists, and an individual with an curiosity in huge carnivores. He and conservationist Sharon Negri assemble the varied views of 22 exotic 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, attractive images, and firsthand debts of box study unravels the mysteries of this wonderful animal and emphasizes its significance in fit surroundings techniques and in our lives.
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