Maurice Hornocker

Maurice Hornocker is best known for his research on the world’s big cats. In his 40-year career, he and his colleagues have conducted pioneering research in North America on cougar, lynx, bobcat, and ocelot, on leopards in Africa and Far-Eastern Asia, jaguars in Central and South America, and tigers in Siberia. He has also done ground-breaking research on other carnivores in North America – bears, wolverines, river otters, and badgers. Dr. Hornocker has published over 100 scientific papers and many popular articles intended to communicate his scientific findings to the public. He has made several documentary films of his work and has published books on a number of his research projects. Throughout his career, he has photographed his research subjects and has utilized photographs as educational tools in the cause of conservation. His photographs of wildlife have been published throughout the world in many different publication and books. Dr. Hornocker is Director of the Selway Institute, a non-profit research and education organization he founded in 2000.