Rare Wild Cat Makes First On-Camera Appearance In Three Years

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America’s only jaguar in the wild created a flutter recently when it was caught on video near downtown Tucson. The male jaguar, nicknamed “El Jefe,” (meaning “the boss” in Spanish) lives a solitary life in the mountains of Arizona. While conservationists have previously managed to capture still photographs of El Jefe, this was the first video captured in three years of tracking the big cat.

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Jaguars are elusive animals, more abundant in Central and South America. For another uncommon sighting, watch this footage of a rare black jaguar swimming in a river in the Amazon rainforest.

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