Video of the only known wild jaguar existing in United States leaves everyone stunned

Video of the only known wild jaguar existing in United States leaves everyone stunned

A video made public earlier this week, featured El Jefe, the only known wild jaguar present in the United States.

Remote sensor cameras captured the footage taken on Wednesday. The footage showed El Jefe the wild jaguar going across the brush, prior to it went up a creek. The video has been submitted by nonprofits Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity. The two have been closely keeping an eye over the endangered species in the mountain ranges of Arizona. Since 2011, the jaguar has been called endangered.

Conservation CATalyst biologist Chris Bugbee said that conducting a research over such elusive cats at any place is very tough, but keeping a track of the only known individual in the US is particularly challenging.

The jaguar got his name El Jefe in October after local schoolchildren voted courtesy of the Center for Biological Diversity. It we translate the name El Jefe, its meaning is ‘the boss’. The wild jaguar is known as ‘jaguar Santa Rita’, to the US government’s Fish and Wildlife Services as that’s the region where the wild jaguar is known to wander.

No matter what you call him, it is generally said that El Jefe has travelled around some 130 miles south of the border to Arizona, own its own. Furthermore, he is only the fifth jaguar seen and captured in Arizona in more than last 20 years.

Marit Alanen, US Fish and Wildlife Center biologist, commented that El Jefe isn’t the only huge cat in the region, despite being the only wild jaguar known to wander in areas in the United States.

During an interview with CNN, Alanen said, “He is joined by three ocelots, which are endangered, several mountain lions and bobcats”.

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