More than 764,000 acres of Southeast Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico became federally designated prime habitat for the endangered jaguar today.
A jaguar was photographed by a remote camera in the Santa Rita Mountains last week. It’s the latest of several photos of the same male jaguar that has been roaming the range south of Tucson since at least last year.
Two decades ago I asked the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service to add the jaguar to the national list of endangered species. But like a child refusing to see a dentist, the agency has long resisted any follow-up to restore the species to the American Southwest.
The proposed Rosemont Mine is likely to harass this country's only known wild jaguar, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says. But that won't matter much, the agency adds - at least not in terms of jeopardizing the jaguar as a species or destroying its prime habitat.
A composite of six images shows the area proposed for Rosemont Copper's open-pit mine in the Santa Rita Mountains. The jaguar is only one controversial aspect of the proposal.
A remote camera photographed this male jaguar west of the proposed Rosemont Mine site in the mountains southeast of Tucson.
Federal wildlife officials are proposing to designate more critical habitat in the American Southwest for the jaguar.
Terry Penrod's jaguar pelt decorates his living room in Lakeside. He shot the animal in 1963, thinking it was a big bobcat. But his kill turned out to be the nation's last known female jaguar, giving rise to a controversy over critical habitat that goes on today.
This is a 1963 hand out photo Terry Penrod (TERRY PENROD ) as he crouches next to jaguar he killed on September 28, 1963 (SEPT 28, 63) while varmint hunting between Big Lake (BIG LAKE) and Reservation Lake (RESERVATION LAKE). Courtesy Terry Penrod
Four photos of a jaguar roaming southeast of Tucson in the northern Santa Rita Mountains and one photo of an ocelot in the Huachuca Mountains were released today by the federal government.
The Arizona Game and Fish Department has asked that a proposal aimed at designating land in New Mexico and Arizona as critical habitat for the jaguar be withdrawn.
Arizona game officials are consulting with seven outside experts to determine if a photo recently submitted by a hunter shows the tail of a jaguar or an ocelot sighted southeast of Tucson.
These photos of jaguar and ocelot tails are shown side by side for comparison. The photo arrangement was prepared by two biologists, Jeannette P. Hanby and J. David Bygott.
Arizona Game and Fish Department officials say outside experts agree with state biologists that a hunter’s trail camera captured an image of a jaguar late last month. It was sighted southeast of Tucson on Sept. 23.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is proposing to designate about 838,000 acres, mostly in Southern Arizona, as critical habitat for jaguars.
A U.S. Department of Homeland Security helicopter pilot gave an
account of a brief jaguar sighting last June in the Santa Rita
Mountains south of Tucson, the Border Patrol said today.
A hunter saw and photographed a jaguar in Cochise County over
the weekend, the Arizona Game and Fish Department confirmed
Jaguars can weigh up to 250 pounds, but those in Arizona usually are smaller, around 100 pounds.