John McDonald

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John McDonald retired from IBM and Arrow Electronics. He has had a lifelong interest in the big cats. While in college he worked in primate research; after that he spent some time with Dave Hoover, the lion and tiger trainer for the Clyde Beatty and Cole Bros. Circus. He corresponded with George Adamson of “Born Free” fame and was offered the opportunity to conduct field research on Adamson’s lions in Kenya. John has spent time working in Africa as a volunteer with wild Cheetahs at the Cheetah Conservation Fund’s research facility in Namibia. More recently, working with organizations in the U. S Involved with wolves and Cougars, he has focused his attention on large American predators.


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