Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, author of the just released children's book A Boy and A Jaguar, is one of the world’s leading big cat experts, and has been called "The Indiana Jones of Wildlife Conservation" by TIME Magazine. Alan’s tale is a simple memoir that recounts a lifelong bond between a child who felt “broken” and the animals, especially jaguars, which have informed his life’s work.
He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1981 with an M.S. in zoology and a Ph.D. in Wildlife Ecology and is currently the CEO of Panthera, a nonprofit organization devoted to saving the world’s wild cat species. Prior to co-founding Panthera with the organization’s Chairman, Dr. Thomas S. Kaplan, Rabinowitz served as the Executive Director of the Science and Exploration Division for the Wildlife Conservation Society for almost 30 years. In addition, Alan serves on the Board of Directors of the Stuttering Foundation.
Dr. Rabinowitz has traveled the world on behalf of wildlife conservation and over the years has studied jaguars, clouded leopards, Asiatic leopards, tigers, Sumatran rhinos, bears, leopard cats, raccoons, and civets. He has authored over one hundred scientific and popular articles and eight books. He has dedicated his life to surveying the world’s last wild places, with the goal of preserving wild habitats and securing homes, on a large scale, for some of the world’s most endangered mammals.