National Geographic : 1992 Jul
48 Children at play, mother at work: Catrina leaps on a year-old kitten - now nearly her own size - her jaws landing squarely on its back, where mountain lions often seize their prey. In another lion lesson she pins a kitten to the ground (right). Raised in captivity, Catrina amazed Hornocker with her hunting skills: "Her genetics overrode her experience." When a ISO-pound elk calf was released in the enclosure, photographer Dutcher recalls, "She knew exactly what to do."