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Meow: A Book of
Happiness for Cat Lovers
As cat lovers, we can’t imagine our lives
without a feline presence — whether it’s in
the form of our own pet cats or an occasional chat with the friendly neighborhood stray.
This anthology by Anouska Jones features
beautiful cat photos paired with quotes that
perfectly capture the essence of our furry
friends. As Charles Dickens said, “What greater gift than the love of a cat?”
$11.95. Exisle Publishing; quartoknows.
His presence has been rumored for
more than three years, and scientists have kept tabs on him with a
scat-sniffing dog and camera traps, but
now there is video documentation of
the only known jaguar in the United
States. His territory? The wooded
Santa Rita Mountains, just 25 miles
from Tucson, Arizona.
Jaguars have an impressive range.
They are found in Amazon jungles, at
high elevations, in the pampas and
savannas of Brazil, in Central America
and Mexico and, barely now, in the
United States. Arizona is the only state
where they are still known to occur,
but they once prowled the Southwest
from California to Texas.
Known as El Jefe (“the boss”), the
rosetted big cat — jaguars are the
third largest wild cats in the world
after lions and tigers — might be facing habitat loss from a proposed copper mine. Local residents and ranchers
may be on the side of the jaguar,
thanks to concerns about water usage
and contamination by the mine.
At press time, the U. S. Fish and
Wildlife Service was expected to issue
a biological opinion on whether the
mine could move forward. It could
put a halt to the mine or require the
mining company to take steps to
offset the mine’s impact. The decision
could determine whether El Jefe maintains a pawhold in the northernmost
region of the jaguar’s range or slips
away, leaving the United States a little
In the Wild
CAUGHT ON VIDEO
BY KIM CAMPBELL THORNTON