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The Only Known Wild Jaguar In The US Caught On Camera In Rare Video

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The Only Known Wild Jaguar In The US Caught On Camera In Rare Video
Check out the first public footage of El Jefe, the only known wild jaguar in the U.S.
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This is the only known wild jaguar in the U.S., and this is the only public video of him.

He's known as "El Jefe" (The Boss). 

El Jefe lives about 25 miles from downtown Tucson, Arizona.

Jaguars are pretty solitary animals, which makes them difficult to follow.

So researchers have used remote sensor cameras to take pictures of him. (Video via Center for Biological Diversity)

Jaguars once roamed the Southwest, but they've nearly disappeared because of habitat loss and efforts to protect livestock.

Experts say jaguars from Mexico could migrate to the region.

This video includes images from Leland Jackson / CC BY 2.0Charles Barilleaux / CC BY 2.0 and William Warby / CC BY 2.0.