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The famous jaguar "El Jefe" who is said to have crossed the US-Mexico border

They call him "El Jefe." At least he's 12 years old. -The Mexican border sparked celebrations on both sides. It is one of the oldest jaguars in existence and one of the few known to have crossed the border. Partly lined with walls and other infrastructure to deter drug traffickers and immigrants, ecologists from the Borderlands Linkages Initiative, a bilateral collaboration of eight conservation groups, are believed to have traveled the furthest.

The rating is based on photographs taken over many years. Jaguars can be identified by their spots, which act as a kind of unique fingerprint.

Famous jaguar known as "El Jefe" believed to have crossed U.S.-Mexico border
This photo was provided by the Mexican Game Reserve, A.C. It's in the picture. Central part of Sonora, Mexico along the US-Mexico border on November 27, 2021.  (Proteccion de la Fauna Mexicana, A.C./Borderlands Linkages Initiative/AP)

The ability of the rare North Jaguar to cross borders. suggests that the corridors are still open despite the increasing obstacles, and that if they remain open, "the long-term realization (to protect) of jaguar populations is possible." Juan Carlos Bravo of the Wildlands Network, one of the initiative's groups, said:

But Jaguar While it was President Donald Trump's administration that strengthened and extended the border wall with Mexico, the Biden administration is concerned about the border crossings of the US states of Arizona and Mexico's Sonora, which the Jaguar crosses. announced plans to fill four gaps in between:

Conservationists don't know how many jaguars live in the Sierra Madre Occidental, but the Northern Jaguar Project Of the 176 identified over 20 years, another group for this initiative — just two other than Elle. Jefe' is known to have crossed the border, Bravo said. it was done.

The first photo of "El Jefe" was taken by Hunter in 2011 southeast of Tucson, Arizona, Bravo said. Jaguar became famous in Arizona and the local school named him "El Jefe." Motion-sensor cameras installed in transit areas filmed jaguars in Arizona again in 2012 and 2015.[39][40] Conservationists say another member of the coalition, Profauna, was killed last November. I was stunned when I reviewed the photos taken in the heart of Arizona on .Sonora was "El Jefe." The discovery not only meant that jaguars could still cross the border, but that other jaguars they went missing may still be alive, the initiative said in a statement.

File -- provided by the Jaguar Center for Biological Diversity, known as "El Jefe" in the Santa Rita Mountains. Undated still image 25 miles south of downtown Tucson.  (Center for Biodiversity via AP)

In the southwestern United States, sought and hunted. It disappeared from America by the end of the 20th century. Jaguar populations are now concentrated along the Pacific coast of Mexico, southeastern Mexico, Central America, and central South America.

A jaguar sighting in the United States in 1996 prompted a study to discover a reproductive point in the center of Sonora.

NGOs band together to work on both sides of the border to track cats, create sanctuaries, understand where cats have migrated, and provide landowners in the United States and Mexico with cats for protection. Bravo said he asked for help to

In addition to the difficulty of determining where to place animal-recording cameras and subsequently analyzing the images, Mexican conservationists face another problem: drug cartels.

"There is a presence of armed groups and drug traffickers" passing through the same isolated area as the Jaguars, Bravo said in a call from Sonora. It's important to work with people in the community who can tell us about all of this, and it's all very complicated.” is a major challenge, Bravo said, with the wall hindering the migration of not only jaguars, but also American antelopes, black bears and Mexican wolves. Light towers and roads used by border guards are also a problem, he added.

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