Tiger Moon: Tracking the Great Cats in Nepal

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University of Chicago Press, Jun 1, 2002 - Nature - 187 pages
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Tiger Moon is the powerful, poetic story of the Sunquists' two years studying tigers in Nepal—traveling by elephant, avoiding a rhino attack, and learning to recognize individual tigers by roar. A new afterword tells the story of promising efforts to reconnect fractured Nepalese tiger habitats.
  

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Contents

The Mountains Had Wings
1
Catching a Tiger
19
Chitwan Then and Now
37
Tracking the Tigers
53
The Mauling
69
Grass Cutters
79
Views from a Hide
95
Tiger Moon
111
Luxury in the Jungle
153
Last Days in Chitwan
163
Acknowledgments
175
Glossary of Nepali Terms
177
The Large Mammals of Chitwan
179
References
181
New Afterword
185
Index
191

The Roaring Tigress
123
A Boat Journey
135

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About the author (2002)

Fiona Sunquist is a science writer and photographer, and for fifteen years she was a roving editor for International Wildlife Magazine.

Mel Sunquist is an associate professor in the Department of Wildlife Ecology and Conservation at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Together they are the authors of Florida: The Ecotravellers' Wildlife Guide and Wild Cats of the World, the latter published by the University of Chicago Press.

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