Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Better to Eat You WithFear in the Animal World$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Joel Berger

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780226043630

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: February 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CHICAGO SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.chicago.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of Chicago Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CHSO for personal use.date: 28 June 2022

The Silent Cats of Patagonia

The Silent Cats of Patagonia

Chapter:
(p.236) Chapter 14 The Silent Cats of Patagonia
Source:
The Better to Eat You With
Author(s):

Joel Berger

Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226043647.003.0015

Cougar sightings have increased in California's Venture County, as they have throughout Washington, Colorado, and Montana. Even in Kansas, Oklahoma, and Nebraska, cougars are now returning. Known also as mountain lions or pumas, these cats are the most widespread carnivore in North and South America. Pumas reach their largest sizes far to the south, on the cold plateaus and steppes of Patagonia. Males weigh an average of 165 pounds, females 100. The bulk of their diet there is neither pets nor native species. Instead, as in most of the world, food choice is a product of history, happenstance, and availability. This chapter describes the author's efforts to catch a glimpse of the elusive gato Andino. The Andean mountain cat is reminiscent of Asia's high-elevation snow leopards.

Keywords:   cats, mountain lions, pumas, cougars, gato Andino, Andean mountain cat, Patagonia

Chicago Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.