The author, a wildlife campaigner, recounts her decision to get a tattoo of Los Angeles cougar P22 on her arm. The tattoo was meant to be a sign of personal commitment to urban wildlife generally—and the campaign for a wildlife crossing across a busy Los Angeles freeway—but Pratt soon realized its value as an educational and campaigning tool.
Tattoo: For a lonely cougar
Beth Pratt is the state director of the National Wildlife Federation in California and has previously worked in Yosemite and Yellowstone. She is the author of the forthcoming book When Mountain Lions Are Neighbors: Wildlife in Today's California.
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Beth Pratt; Tattoo: For a lonely cougar. Boom 1 December 2014; 4 (4): 76–79. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.76
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