The majestic Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape region of South Africa are home to the elusive Cape Mountain Leopard. But for how long? Is there hope? Unspotted: One Man’s Obsessive Search for Africa’s Most Elusive Leopard by Justin Fox
People have driven Cape Leopards to the brink of extinction. Can we bring them back?
The majestic Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape region of South Africa are home to the elusive Cape Mountain Leopard. But for how long? The population has been decimated over centuries by human enemies and the survival of these glorious and mysterious cats is in jeopardy. Thanks to zoologist Quinton Martins and his Cape Leopard Trust, there may just be hope that the species will survive and continue to reign over its rocky habitat.
“Interesting account of the search and work to save an endangered species. I spent a summer in Cape Town about 15 years ago and loved reading a totally different perspective to that beautiful city. Well written and a nice piece to read in between longer things.” – Amazon Reviewer
“Great read for those who love endangered species travelogues. Nice sense of place. It’s professionally put together. Bonus: It comes with pictures!” – Amazon Reviewer
“I’ve never read a nonfiction short “story” before (I’m not even sure what it would be called – husband has suggested essay?) but I enjoyed it. In fact, I was disappointed it was over so quickly. I wanted even more details and a final resolution to the story. However, it’s not the author’s fault there wasn’t a neat bow to wrap up on the research since it’s an ongoing research project. I was definitely intrigued by the search for the leopards, and, having done some field work in my day, I appreciated the demonstration of difficulties that can arise while trying to collect data from living creatures.” – Amazon Reviewer
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