"As long as we protect the places they live and the corridors they need to move across the landscape, they'll keep coming, and they'll thrive here." Before December's announcement that a second big cat had been photographed, "El Jefe" — so named by Tucson schoolchildren in a publicity-raising vote sponsored by the Center for Biological Diversity — has been the only wild jaguar known to live in the United States.

Remote survey cameras, among them a network funded by the Department of Homeland Security, have captured more than 100 images of the endangered northern jaguar moving through Southern Arizona.

Other agencies and private groups have also placed trail cameras that have captured images of jaguars.

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Another wild jaguar photographed in Southern Arizona, "El Jefe," has not been seen in more than a year.

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CHESTERFIELD • It's impossible to mistake the big cat in the grainy black and white pictures — not with that distinct patch of white hair at its mouth, the muscled jaw line, bulging shoulders and sleek profile. Louis County since 1994, and the 13th in the state.

The joint FWS/DHS project, conducted by UA researchers, placed the cameras placed in pairs across 120 sites from the Baboquivari Mountains in Southern Arizona and east to the Animas Mountains in southwest New Mexico.

The Santa Ritas include the area that would be covered by the proposed Rosemont Mine.

In March 2014, FWS labeled more than 764,000 acres in Southeastern Arizona and Southwestern New Mexico as habitat critical to the survival of the endangered animals in the United States.

BLM A crop of a photograph of a jaguar spotted by a motion-detection camera in the Dos Cabezas Mountains on Nov. (Camera data retrieved 2/22/17.) This is the first documentation of this animal in the U. I want to help Tucson offer a real news alternative!

"We can expect more jaguars to show up and establish territories here in the U.