Rare ‘El Jefe’ Jaguar That Roamed Arizona Spotted Across the Border

A infamous jaguar that roamed the mountains of southern Arizona for a number of years earlier than disappearing in 2015 turned up greater than 100 miles south of Mexico, conservation biologists say.

The Mexican non-profit group Profauna mentioned this week that the large cat often known as El Jefe had been photographed in an undisclosed mountainous location in central Sonora as a part of the Border Hyperlinks Initiative. That program, which entails varied teams on either side of the border and run by the Wildlands Community, displays greater than 150 motion-sensing wildlife cameras within the area.

El Jefe, or “The Boss,” named for Tucson highschool college students, was photographed quite a few instances within the mountains south of Tucson at a time when it was the one confirmed jaguar to roam wild in the US. Two different males have since been photographed in Arizona, although each later disappeared, and one turned up poached in Mexico.

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