Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat's Walk Across America

Heart of a Lion: A Lone Cat's Walk Across America


Late one June evening in 2011, a wide animal collided with an SUV cruising down a Connecticut freeway. The creature seemed as whatever out of latest England's forgotten prior. Beside the line lay a 140-pound mountain lion.

Speculations ran wild, the wildest of which figured him a ghostly survivor from a bygone century whilst lions final roamed the japanese usa. yet a extra significant situation of proof quickly opened up. The lion was once 3 years outdated, with a DNA path embarking from the Black Hills of South Dakota on a cross-country odyssey ultimately passing inside of thirty miles of recent York urban. It was once the farthest landbound trek ever recorded for a wild animal in the United States, via a slightly weaned youngster venturing solo via adverse terrain.

William Stolzenburg retraces his two-year journey--from his embattled birthplace within the Black Hills, around the nice Plains and the Mississippi River, via Midwest metropolises and distant northern forests, to his tragic finale upon Connecticut's Gold Coast. alongside the way in which, the lion traverses lands with humans gunning for his style, in addition to these championing his reason.

Heart of a Lion is a narrative of 1 heroic creature pitting intuition opposed to towering odds, coming domestic to a society deeply divided over his go back. it's a testomony to the resilience of nature, and a attempt of humanity's willingness to reside back beside the last word image of wildness.

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