Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels
- Age: 9 to 12
- Grade: 3 to 7
Powerful, sleek and designed to hunt and kill other animals, the cougar is a cat, right down to its remarkable sense of balance, retractable claws and single-minded approach to independent living.
Wherever this solitary hunter lives, it is a superior predator, using its stealth, timing and strength to ambush and overwhelm its prey, whether it's a tiny mouse or a 500-pound elk. Readers will learn about the cougar's special skills as a hunter and why it has the largest range of any wild land animal in North America. Illustrated with beautiful four-color photography, Exploring the World of Cougars is a lively, fact-filled introduction to this controversial cat.
About the author
Tracy C. Read is an editor and writer who has a special interest in nature and the environment. She lives in Kingston, Ontario.
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Other titles by Tracy C. Read
125 Nature Hot Spots in Ontario
The Best Parks, Conservation Areas and Wild Places
The Hubble Space Telescopetoi
Our Eye on the Universe