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Abayomi, the Brazilian Puma
Author: Darcy Pattison

ISBN: 9781629440019
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 34
Published: 17 January 2014
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 21.59 x 0.18

***NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book 2015*** A POIGNANT STORY OF LOSS AND SURVIVAL

In the midst of a sugar cane field, within sight of skyscrapers, a mother puma was raising her cubs. Feeding growing cubs is difficult in an urban environment. One night, she found easy prey, chickens. The angry chicken farmer set an illegal trap and caught the mother puma. She didn't survive. Now, the search was on for orphaned cubs. Would the scientists be able to find the cubs before their time runs out?

This touching story brings to life the increasing difficulty of wildlife to survive as cities encroach on their habitats. Cutting edge environmental scientists are working to create wildlife corridors, or safe travel zones from one wild spot to another. Until they succeed, Abayomi's tragic story will play out over and over.

In this "Biography in Text and Art," Harvill takes original photos as references to create accurate wildlife illustrations. These aren't generic cats, but one particular individual in detail. Pattison's careful research, vetted by scientists in the field, brings to life this this true story of an infant cub that must face a complicated worl...

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