Jaguarundi: Otter Cat

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Bearport Publishing, Aug 1, 2012 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
In 2008, while jogging along the Rio Grande River in South Texas, Matthew Webster spotted something moving. He made out the sleek, dark outline of a cat-like animal. Matthew thought that he had caught a glimpse of the elusive Gulf Coast jaguarundi. The last confirmed sighting of this creature in the United States was in 1986, however. Could this rare animal still be living in the U.S.? In Jaguarundi: Otter Cat, kids go on a real-life adventure with wildlife biologists Linda Laack and Arturo Caso as they track these endangered animals in the wild. Along the way, children will discover the jaguarundi’s life cycle, diet, behavior, and physical characteristics—and find out what can be done to save this amazing animal. Large, full-color photos and a dramatic narrative format will keep readers turning the pages.

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A Surprising Sight
Hot on the Trail
Tracking Jaguarundis
Cat Weasel or Otter?
Master Hunters
Whats on the Menu?
A Coat of Many Colors
A Kittens Life
What Can Be Done?
Still Hoping
Jaguarundi Facts
People Helping Jaguarundis
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Nowhere to Roam
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