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Prince of cats


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ISBN 10: 022402034X / ISBN 13: 9780224020343
Verlag: Jonathan Cape, London, 1982
Gebraucht Zustand: Book good Hardcover
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192 pp. Col. photographs. Maps inside boards. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 12054

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Titel: Prince of cats

Verlag: Jonathan Cape, London

Erscheinungsdatum: 1982

Einband: Hard Cover

Zustand:Book good

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Jacket

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The leopard is one of the most beautiful Great Cats in creation, and it is now endangered in many countries. This fact led Arjan Singh, the celebrated Indian wildlife expert to attempt a daring experiment: rear a leopard cub in his house and return it to the jungle. The story of how Arjan Singh taught Prince and then the twins Juliette, and Harriet the ways of the forest is enthralling from start to finish. Sharing his whole life with them, building then machans (tree platforms), walking the jungle tracks in their company, encouraging them to hunt, teaching them to disembowel their kills, he came to know the ways and character of the leopard as no man has before. His first great success came when Prince at last took to the jungle, fully rehabilitated.
Not only did the author succeed in returning a hand-reared predator to the forest, he has debunked the myth that leopards are treacherous and unpredictable. On the contrary, he demonstrates the 'essential tranquility' of the leopard's temperament, and shows that it is only the animal's intelligence, combined with its capacity for effective retaliation when cornered which has given it a bad name.

About the Author:

Arjan Singh is one of India's most active conservationists, leopard expert. He played a leading role in the creation of the Dudhwa National Park, near the Nepal border.

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