by Anne Welsbacher

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The puma, whose range runs from the American southwest into South America, is known by a variety of names—cougar, catamount and panther. Welsbacher compares this large cat to its domestic counterpart—both purr and are agile and solitary. Given this cat's range, it has adapted to life in a variety of habitats and tends to shy away from people. The Puma is an excellent jumper both in height and length, which makes it a very skillful predator. A Puma will eat deer and elk as well as small animals such as rabbits, chipmunks, birds and mice. By the time baby pumas are eight weeks old they are joining their mother on hunts and remarkably, they peacefully share their kill. This book is filled with excellent photographs appropriate to the text. At the end of the text, there is a glossary made up from bolded words in the text, a list of Internet sites that relate to the "Wild Cat" series of which this book is a part, and an index. 2000, ABDO, $19.93. Ages 5 to 8. Reviewer: Marilyn Courtot

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ABDO Publishing Company
Publication date:
Wild Cats Series
Product dimensions:
8.05(w) x 8.08(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
8 - 11 Years

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