Jaguar books

Hi- Here are some of my favorite jaguar (and wild cat) books in no particular order. I have mentioned several on this blog but some are new. A few are probably out of print so I suggest you try your local library or Bookfinder if you want to purchase. So here goes:

Boderland Jaguars/Tigres de la Frontera– David E. Brown and Carlos Lopez Gonzalez- the book on SW jags; full of great info; excellent.


Jaguar– Alan Rabinowitz- wonderful tale of Rabinowitz’s struggles in Belize to study jags and establish a preserve for the big cat.


On the Trail of Big Cats– Geraldine Veron- detailed travel information for the big cat lover.


Tracking the Felids of the Borderlands– Jack L. Childs- packed with info on reading tracks, kills, etc from one of the leaders of the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project.

Eyes of Fire– Warner Glenn- a classic account and photos of a 1996 encounter with a big male jaguar. A must have for the jaguar aficionado.


The Jaguar– Rafael Hoogesteijn and Edgardo Mondolfi- a big, beautiful, expensive book (I think I paid 100 bucks for mine) with a concentration on jaguars on South America.

The World of the Jaguar– Richard Perry- an oldie (1970) but lots of interesting anecdotes.

Status Survey and Conservation Action Plan : Wild Cats– compiled and edited by Kristin Nowell and Peter Jackson- a bit dated (1996) but tons of info on every species of wild cat from the IUCN/SSC Cat Specialist Group.


Clan of the Wild Cats– The Nature Company- jam-packed with great photos, quotes and information.

Wild Cats of the World– Mel and Fiona Sunquist- pretty much the Bible for feline fans; the title says it all!


Icons of Power : feline symbolism in the Americas– edited by Nicholas J. Saunders- academic but readable; where I turn for information on the great Balam!


I’m very much looking forward to Jack Child’s forthcoming book Ambushed on the Jaguar Trail


Anyone else have a fave I haven’t mentioned?

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