Panthera is excited to share that the latest book by Panthera’s CEO and jaguar scientist, Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, entitled An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar will be published this Fall on September 2nd. Panthera’s supporters can now use the code 4JAGUAR to get 20% off the price of the book by pre-ordering now through Island Press.
The subject of this book – the jaguar – is one of the most mysterious and least-known big cats of the world. The largest cat in the Americas, it has survived an onslaught of environmental and human threats partly because of an evolutionary history unique among wild felines, but also because of a power and indomitable spirit so strong, the jaguar has shaped indigenous cultures and the beliefs of early civilizations on two continents.
In An Indomitable Beast: The Remarkable Journey of the Jaguar, Dr. Rabinowitz shares his own personal journey to conserve a species that, despite its past resilience, is now on a slide toward extinction if something is not done to preserve the pathways it prowls through an ever-changing, ever-shifting landscape dominated by humans. Dr. Rabinowitz reveals how he learned from newly available genetic data that the jaguar was a single species connected genetically throughout its entire range from Mexico to Argentina, making it unique among all other large carnivores in the world. In a mix of personal discovery and scientific inquiry, he sweeps his readers deep into the realm of the jaguar, offering fascinating accounts from the field. Enhanced with maps, tables, and color plates, An Indomitable Beast brings important new research to life for scientists, anthropologists, and animal lovers alike.
This book is not only about jaguars, but also about tenacity and survival. From the jaguar we can learn better strategies for saving other species and also how to save ourselves when faced with immediate and long-term catastrophic changes to our environment.
Read more about An Indomitable Beast.
Learn about the first children’s book written by Dr. Rabinowitz, A Boy and a Jaguar, to be published on May 6th.