Jaguarundi: Otter Cat

Overview

In 2008, Matthew Webster was jogging along the Rio Grande River in south Texas when he spotted something moving along the ground. It was a blur at first, but Matthew soon realized that he had just caught a glimpse of a mysterious Gulf Coast jaguarundi-a small wildcat with a thin body, short legs, and a long tail.

Look inside to learn more about these secretive animals, including how they hunt, raise their young, and survive in the wild. You'll also find out how biologists such ...

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Overview

In 2008, Matthew Webster was jogging along the Rio Grande River in south Texas when he spotted something moving along the ground. It was a blur at first, but Matthew soon realized that he had just caught a glimpse of a mysterious Gulf Coast jaguarundi-a small wildcat with a thin body, short legs, and a long tail.

Look inside to learn more about these secretive animals, including how they hunt, raise their young, and survive in the wild. You'll also find out how biologists such as Linda Laack and Arturo Caso study and track these mysterious animals-which are truly among America's finest hidden animal treasures.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781617725791
  • Publisher: Bearport Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 8/28/2012
  • Series: America's Hidden Animal Treasures Series
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 7 - 10 Years
  • Lexile: IG1020L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 8.00 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.30 (d)

Table of Contents

A Surprising Sight 4

Hot on the Trail 6

Tracking Jaguarundis 8

Cat, Weasel, or Otter? 10

Master Hunters 12

What's on the Menu? 14

A Coat of Many Colors 16

A Kitten's Life 18

Nowhere to Roam 20

Critical Habitat 22

What Can Be Done? 24

Still Hoping 26

Jaguarundi Facts 28

People Helping Jaguarundis 29

Glossary 30

Bibliography 31

Read More 31

Learn More Online 31

Index 32

About the Author 32

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