Third jaguar in U.S. spotted in Arizona

A jaguar (Panthera onca) has been captured by trail camera in Arizona, making it the third jaguar confirmed in the United States since 2011. The camera trap captured the photo in mid-November in the Dos Cabezas Mountains in Arizona, but it was released recently by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Scientists with the Arizona Game and Fish Department analyzed the spots on the jaguar and determined that it is different from the previous two jaguars detected in the U.S. While the previous two jaguars spotted were males, the sex of the new animal still has not been determined. Read more about the new spotting in Newsweek.

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