I created this 3d model of a mountain lion using digital sculpting software; Pixologic's Zbrush. Mountain lions used to be relatively common in Maryland. But due to hunting and other anthropogenic pressures their niche here has been closed. I was inspired to make this model after having some interesting conversations with a naturalist friend of mine. Using art to communicate scientific principles is a particular interest of mine and ultimately the idea is to create an interactive 3d display at the nature center she directs. Please let me know what you think about 'Kitty' below.