by William Stolzenburg
Reviewed by Linda:
When a large mountain lion was killed on a Connecticut highway in 2011, Americans were startled. When DNA analysis revealed that the 3-year old male had walked thousands of miles from its birthplace in South Dakota in search of a mate, the story became even more fascinating. Science writer William Stolzenburg tells the story of the huge cat's unbelievable journey, including the many places it was seen along the way, and makes a larger case for the importance of these predators and the need to provide space for them in our modern world.