TAMARA EDER, equipped from the age of six with a canoe, a dip net and a note pad, grew up with a fascination for nature and the diversity of life. She has a degree in environmental conservation sciences, and has written about wildlife in Bermuda, the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Basin, Argentina, Tibet and India. An award-winning photographer, her photographs appear in numerous books, posters and online magazines.
DON PATTIE is a biology professor at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In recent years Dr. Pattie has been involved in developing a national training program for zoo personnel. He has co-authored a number of books on mammals in western Canada and the United States.