The latest book by Panthera’s CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz entitled 'A Boy and a Jaguar' will go on sale May 6th. Featuring beautiful illustrations by Catia Chien, this children's book shares the story of Dr. Rabinowitz's childhood struggle with stuttering, the bond he formed with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo, his promise to one day use his voice to protect animals and his lifelong work to conserve the jaguars of Latin America and other big cats around the world.
About the Author
Dr. Alan Rabinowitz is one of the world’s leading big cat experts and is currently the CEO of Panthera, a nonprofit organization devoted to saving the world’s 37 wild cat species. He has traveled the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and over the years has studied jaguars, clouded leopards, Asiatic leopards, tigers, Sumatran rhinos, bears, leopard cats, raccoons, and civets. As shared in A Boy and a Jaguar, Dr. Rabinowitz collared the first jaguars of Belize in the early 1980s, producing research that helped establish the world's first jaguar preserve - the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. Dr. Rabinowitz has authored over one hundred scientific and popular articles and seven books. One of Dr. Rabinowitz's greatest achievements was the conceptualization and implementation of the Jaguar Corridor - a series of biological and genetic corridors for jaguars across their entire range from Mexico to Argentina.
About the Illustrator
Cátia Chien is an avid painter who works from her studio in Southern California. Besides filled with vivid imagination, her work is described as rich with whimsy, colors, and energy. She is currently producing work for the children's book market, film and animation, comic book anthologies, and galleries.