"Roping Lions in the Canyon"

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"Roping Lions in the Canyon"
Bronze   19" x 18" x 12"   Edition: 33

In 1908, Zane Grey packed into the Grand Canyon wilderness to
capture live mountain lions for relocation. Because it was impossible
to trap a mountain lion without severely injuring it,

and because tranquilizer guns did not yet exist,
the lion had to be cornered and roped from the back of a horse,
a method of capture that was extremely hazardous.
The hair-raising details of the expedition are recounted in Grey's
narrative "Roping Lions in the Grand Canyon".



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