In the Santa Rita Mountains outside of Tucson, Arizona, roams a lonely and unlikely predator.
His name is El Jefe, Spanish for “the boss” — and he is America’s only known wild jaguar.
While scientists have been tracking the animal for about three years, the big cat is making his video debut after the nonprofits Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity unveiled dramatic footage of the predator in his natural environment.
“A lot of people have no idea that we have jaguars in the United States or that they belong here,” said the center’s Randy Serraglio, according to The Associated Press. “In bringing this video, we hope to inspire people to care about these animals and support protection for their homes.”
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