The cougar, or mountain lion, is secretive and solitary, inhabiting
the remote regions of the Rockies Mountains where man rarely ventures.
It can leap forward over 40 feet and jump 18 feet straight up in the
air. Its stealth and skill as a mountain hunter are legendary but rarely
Wildlife filmmaker Jim Dutcher and Dr. Morris Hornocker, the world's
leading mountain lion expert, spent two years in the wilds of Idaho
to produce this rare and intimate portrait of a five-year old cougar
and her three kittens. Through spectacular photography, the elusive
cougar is revealed as both predator and guardian, a mysterious phantom
in nature's hidden world.
Running time 50 minutes