TUCSON, Ariz. -- New video of the only known wild jaguar in the United States was released Wednesday by Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity.
The footage was captured on remote sensor cameras in the Santa Rita Mountains just outside Tuscon, Ariz., according to the Center for Biological Diversity.
This is the first ever publicly released video of the jaguar.
"El Jefe," as it has come to be known in Tucson, has been photographed repeatedly by remote sensor cameras in the Santa Ritas over the past few years, the CBD said.
It is the only verified jaguar in the United States since "Macho B" was euthanized as a result of capture-related injuries in March 2009.
The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity has been working for decades to save jaguars in the United States, with the hope that El Jefe will soon be joined by more jaguars that wander up from Mexico.