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Jaguar roaming Southern AZ is identified

By Leasa Conze - email

Arizona Game and Fish wildlife managers are learning some fascinating things about a jaguar roaming Southern Arizona.

They put a satellite tracking collar on the jaguar last week and it provides the cat's location points every three hours.

It also has a unique feature with a special signal to indicate if the jaguar crosses the international border with Mexico.

Since it was collared February 18, the jaguar has moved several miles to a very high and rugged area. 

He has stayed in that general vicinity for a few days with patterns of rest and visits to a nearby creek.

Scientists also have confirmed that this cougar is indeed "Macho B," the same cougar that has been photographed by trail cameras periodically over the past 13 years.

Macho B is believed to be the oldest known jaguar in the wild, somewhere around 15 or 16. 

 

Wildlife  managers put a satellite tracking collar on the jaguard Februarynew details on that jaguar wearing a satellite tracking collar south of tucson.

arizona game and fish managers put the collar on the cat last week.

and today they confirm he is this jaguar which has been photographed by trail cameras over the past 13 years.

his name "macho b."

with the tracking collar, managers have learned he has moved several miles to a very high and rugged area of southern arizona.

also... he has patterns of rest and visits to a nearby creek.

at 15 or 16... macho b is thought to be the oldest known jaguar in the wild...

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