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Jaguar caught on camera in southern Arizona

KOB.com Web Staff
September 15, 2017 10:26 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Incredible up-close video of a jaguar was captured in southern Arizona not far from the New Mexico state line.

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The Center for Biological Diversity released the video. They say was captured over the summer. They believe this is a jaguar known as Sombra that was first spotted in Arizona in 2016.

It's not clear whether Sombra is a male or a female.

Jaguar sightings are a big deal because these cats have been on the endangered species list since 1972, and they were eliminated from their natural habitats in Arizona and New Mexico in 1960s.

But in the last 20 years, seven male jaguars that wandered north from Mexico have been found in our region. Conservationists hope females will follow to help restore jaguar populations in the United States.

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