American Jaguars Featured in the Cover Story of the Smithsonian Magazine

Interesting blog about the North American Jaguar….

The Jaguar

Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) female, Piquiri River, the Pantanal, Brazil by Charles J. Sharp. CC BY-SA 4.0Jaguar (Panthera onca palustris) female, Piquiri River, the Pantanal, Brazil by Charles J. Sharp. CC BY-SA 4.0

In February of this year, Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity created a media firestorm when they released a video of El Jefe: the only known jaguar (Panthera onca) in the United States. The footage went viral, as many people were stunned to learn that a wild jaguar inhabited the US. They were equally shocked to learn that a foreign mining company was planning to build an enormous open-pit copper mine in the middle of El Jefe’s territory – which is supposed to be protected as jaguar critical habitat. Now El Jefe is getting even more publicity, since the cover story of the October 2016 edition of the Smithsonian magazine is titled The Return of the Great American Jaguar.

This article is far too rich…

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