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.
On rare occasion something special happens that rekindles our
sense of natural wonder and the wild spirit upon which Americans
thrive. I think we are on the cusp of that now with the real
possibility of restoring the jaguar as a native species of the