In the late 1980s, after a century of persecution reduced their numbers and pushed them into remote areas, cougars returned to Boulder, Colorado. We talk about humans' encounters with wild animals as people move into the wilderness and try to co-exist with its inhabitants.
*Former NPR Science Correspondent
*Author, The Beast in the Garden: A Modern Parable of Man and Nature (W.W. Norton and Company, 2003)
*Visiting Scholar, Knight Center for Science and Medical Journalism, Boston University
*Author, The Florida Panther: Life and Death of a Vanishing Carnivore (Island Press, 1997)
*Associate Professor, Conservation Biology, Department of Forestry, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky