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July 2016: Biography Memoir > Jaguar: Struggle and Triumph in the Jungles of Belize / Alan Rabinowitz. 4.5 stars

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LibraryCin | 8940 comments Jaguar: Struggle and Triumph in the Jungles of Belize / Alan Rabinowitz
4.5 stars

In the early/mid 1980s, Alan Rabinowitz went to Belize to study jaguars in the wild. He was the first to do so. He found not only was he studying the animals, he was making friends with and learning about the local Maya Indians, and having to plead a case to the Belizean government to protect the area. He spent two years there.

I really liked this. I love animals, so learning about the jaguars was always interesting. It's extra interesting to be able to see the patterns of individual animals, which these kinds of studies do. This also confirmed for me that there are risks (for both human and animal) in these kinds of studies. There were also plenty of frustrating parts where Alan was confronting hunters, marijuana growers, even some of the Maya (who see nothing wrong with shooting any animal, for whatever reason), and having to plead with the government over and over, etc. There are so many obstacles for these animals (and every other animal) to overcome. It can be frustrating and heartbreaking.


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Booknblues | 6684 comments LibraryCin wrote: "Jaguar: Struggle and Triumph in the Jungles of Belize / Alan Rabinowitz
4.5 stars

In the early/mid 1980s, Alan Rabinowitz went to Belize to study jaguars in the wild. He was the first to do so. He..."


I read another book by Rabinowitz about jaguars and enjoyed it thoroughly.


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