Alan Rabinowitz: How a Severe Stutterer became the Voice for African Wild Cats

Alan Rabinowitz could not talk to people at all, but he could talk to animals fluidly. He promised his childhood pets if he ever became a fluid speaker, he would speak up for the animals of the world.

I heard Alan tell his story about being a severe stutterer as a child on the MOTH Radio Story Hour. His story thrills me!

With great effort, he conquered his stuttering. He grew up to become a researcher of wild cats like jaguars and tigers.

His story about becoming a voice for animals ends with a heart-stopping confrontation with a beautiful jaguar that will take your breath away!

If you feel you have  something to contribute but you have felt held back or if you just love animals, spend 19 minutes listening to Alan’s story on The MOTH website.

Click here:, and then click on the LISTEN button.