By Maurice Hornocker,Sharon Negri,Alan Rabinowitz
The cougar is without doubt one of the most lovely, enigmatic, and majestic animals within the Americas. Eliciting reverence for its grace and self sustaining nature, it additionally triggers worry whilst it comes into touch with humans, pets, and farm animals or competes for hunters’ video game. secret, fantasy, and false impression encompass this notable creature.
The cougar’s variety as soon as prolonged from northern Canada to the top of South the US, and from the Pacific to the Atlantic, making it the main common animal within the western hemisphere. yet overhunting and lack of habitat tremendously diminished cougar numbers by means of the early 20th century throughout a lot of its old diversity, and this day the cougar faces various threats as burgeoning human improvement encroaches on its last habitat.
When Maurice Hornocker all started the 1st long term research of cougars within the Idaho desert in 1964, little was once identified approximately this huge cat. Its secretive nature and rarity within the panorama made it tough to check. yet his groundbreaking learn yielded significant insights and used to be the prelude to additional examine in this arguable species.
The capstone to Hornocker’s lengthy occupation learning substantial cats, Cougar is a robust and functional source for scientists, conservationists, and a person with an curiosity in huge carnivores. He and conservationist Sharon Negri assemble the various views of 22 extraordinary scientists to supply the fullest account of the cougar’s ecology, habit, and genetics, its position as a best predator, and its conservation wishes. This compilation of contemporary findings, lovely pictures, and firsthand debts of box learn unravels the mysteries of this wonderful animal and emphasizes its value in fit environment techniques and in our lives.
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Cougar: Ecology and Conservation by Maurice Hornocker,Sharon Negri,Alan Rabinowitz