Sunday, February 5th, 2023
Sunday, February 5th, 2023

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Wild jaguar captured in Arizona

Tucson, Ariz. (AP) — State game officials say they have captured
the first wild jaguar in Arizona.

The male jaguar was caught southwest of Tucson but state Game
and Fish Department did not specify the exact location. It was
fitted with a radio tracking collar and released.

It was captured Wednesday during a research study monitoring
habitat for mountain lions and black bears.

Game and Fish officials say jaguars have been photographed
sporadically along the Arizona border over the years but none had
ever been captured by the agency.

The Tucson-based Center for Biological Diversity sued the
federal government last year to force the U.S. Fish and Wildlife
Service to adopt a recovery plan for the rare animals and protect
their habitat.

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