Some good news for the day. An apparently healthy male jaguar has been documented in southern Arizona. This is good news after the Macho B incident where another male jaguar, the only one known to live in the entire US, was trapped and later died due to trapping stress.  We wrote about that incident in 2010.

Arizona Game and Fish confirms report of jaguar in southern Arizona.
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16 Responses to Arizona Game and Fish confirms report of jaguar in southern Arizona

  1. Barb Rupers says:

    Great news! Perhaps a friendly female will also slip across the border.

  2. Harley says:

    Huh, I always picture jaguar with jungles, not Arizona! Interesting!

  3. timz says:

    They’d better hurry up and get a collar on it before the lose track of it.

  4. Salle says:

    The way AZ handles its wildlife doesn’t bode well for this animal. I hope it survives to healthily live its natural life-span in its own habitat… unmolested and unadulterated by humans. And I hope it is able to reproduce more of its kind to do the same.

  5. Kayla says:

    Great News! Now personally have always had the opinion that there are more of these animals out there on our borders in the southwest then we might know about. Hope the animal is not collared and it continues to roam free of any interferance of us Human Two Leggeds.

  6. aves says:

    The closest breeding population of jaguars is 50 miles or so South of the border. The key to recovering jaguars in the U.S. would be the creation of habitat corridors from there to here.

  7. Barb Rupers says:

    Thanks to the hunter for doing what Arizona Game and Fish ask for in a situation like this.

  8. shawn says:

    this great news and Kudo’s to the hunter for doing the right thing


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