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Meet The U.S.'s Only Wild Jaguar

Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife )

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A jaguar has been spotted roaming wild in the U.S., the first since 2009. But while the animal wanders the Arizona mountains, he's become the center of a debate over protecting the state's wildlife.

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Pat B (356)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:47 am
I read about this yesterday. I'm glad for this beautiful Jaguar, and hope that he lives a long happy life. Hopefully, no one will bother him.!! Thanks, Cher for this.

Christeen A (371)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:07 am
What a beautiful big cat. Thanks for sharing.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 9:35 am
Stunning cat! Let him thrive in peace...thanks Cher

Annalisa Parrini (16)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:04 am
beatifoul animol !!!

. (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:15 am
Now, are the right decisions going to me made...?

Theodore Shayne (56)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:16 am
Yep and we all know what mining companies do to the environment don't we?

pam w (139)
Friday June 28, 2013, 10:55 am
We do, Theodore....sadly, we do!


paula eaton (30)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:19 am
Hope they protect this poor Jaguar from hunters and trappers. Please leave him alone. Hope he has a mate out there.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 11:21 am
Just because you've only SEEN one doesn't mean there might not be more, does it? And 10 OTHER endangered species? Is there really a question here???

Dijana D (2)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:24 pm

Dianne D (490)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:26 pm
I'm so sorry it roamed into Arizona. A state ranger killed the last one we had in the state a few years back. He thought it looked disease, but it was only dehydrated. Everyone working for fish and wildlife are all hunters and look for an opportunity to kill. They don't save wildlife.

shirley s (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 12:45 pm
they should not be introduced into American wild as they are highly predatory to humans and will attack them and be more aggressive than Mountain Lions; ask South American First Nations and others that have to live with them. I like the wild animals more than most as well as them but they are dangerous and reintroducing them into America is dangerous and will be death from them eventually. Need a penned environment for them which would be acceptable with 24/7 monitors on all of them.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:12 pm
Unfortunately, Fish and Wildlife agencies will probably delist this sole animal because they can't hunt it. So sad, I would bet anything that it will be killed within the year and Fish and Wildlife will be the ones doing the killing. I interviewed for a position as a biologist in Fish and Wildlife once and the first question on the interview was to explain why I didn't hunt. They don't want nonhunters in the field nor do they want biologists. Their only interest is to see that every species be deemed a game species and to hunt them into exnction. I agree with Dianne D., they dont save wildlife. They look for reasons to kill it.

Debra Tate (17)
Friday June 28, 2013, 1:37 pm

Muriel Servaege (53)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:01 pm
Noted. Let that jaguar live. What's wrong with letting him lead his life?

Bette-Ann Libin (11)
Friday June 28, 2013, 3:52 pm
.Find an alternate mine site, end of story!

Birgit W (160)
Friday June 28, 2013, 4:25 pm
What a wonderful animal. I dearly hope they won't shoot him.

Carmen Elisa Bonilla-Jones (1)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:13 pm
If I remember correctly the last jaguar in the area was killed by US Fish & Wildlife. They tried to sedate the animal & instead killed it. Hopefully this time everyone will leave him alone & protect his habitat. Really an open copper mine? Can't the government agencies (both state & federal) get their act together? They are supposed to protect the wildlife not kill it & destroy their natural habitat.

Judith Hand (55)
Friday June 28, 2013, 6:31 pm
Note. I hope that they decide in favour of the Jaguar.........

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Friday June 28, 2013, 7:57 pm
I was thinking the same Barbara D, as there are a lot of untravelled spaces still around. Hope this magnificent one remains unharmed and has a long and fascinating life in the wild.

Christine Stewart (134)
Friday June 28, 2013, 8:51 pm
Please be safe, beautiful big cat!

Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:38 am
well said, Natasha Salgado
noted with hope

Carol H (229)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 3:12 am
no debate, just protect the wildlife!!!

Danuta W (1250)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 4:08 am

Winnie A (179)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:36 am
Beautiful animal I hope we protect.

Ruth C (87)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:00 am
You are so right Dianne, people will look for any excuse to kill an animal!

Vicki M (28)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 10:46 am
noted....You can not have designated areas for large cats they roam where they want!

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 2:09 pm
Thanks so much for posting, Cher.
They found it with cameras that are out there, and I'm so glad they did. But, I'm very concerned that they will now be tracking it with those cameras. The Canadian Rosemont Mine project has been pushing for that disgusting mine for awhile. This is probably the last thing they will have to overcome before pressing forward with that damn mine. I'm glad it wandered in, but hope it survives and stays hidden. I'm afraid the chances of that are pretty low, considering the money spent by the Canadian multi-national corp. anxious to begin poisoning our area. For all I know, a bounty is now on that poor jaguar's head, with hunters out there hoping for a kill. Just absolutely sickens me and burns me up!

Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:44 pm
Noted beautiful cat. Thanks Cher

Barbara V (51)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 4:48 pm
Protecting the State's wildlife??? That will be the day. The sickos in every State are out to kill anything with four legs, and that's all they're good for. Why in the name of heaven these excuses for humans WILL NOT LET WILDLIFE alone is beyond me. They do more damage to creatures than any one creature is going to do to another. Only human idiots kill for the hell of it.

Sara P (54)
Wednesday July 3, 2013, 9:17 am
Was better to not say where.........poachers listening......
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