Trump’s Wall Threatens Last Jaguars in the U.S.

Jaguars need vast amounts of land to survive and reproduce. There are only two males of the species left in the United States—and the closet known females are on the Mexican side of the border.


01.16.17 10:00 PM ET

It was thought that there was only one wild jaguar left in the U.S.

But a second “big cat” was spotted recently in Southern Arizona and now experts are working to learn more about it.

The North American jaguar is on the brink of extinction in the U.S. The jaguar is the only “big cat” native to the Americas. (Globally, big cats or the genus panthera include lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars.)

This symbol of America’s rugged West represents the wild beauty of our country—a beauty that is literally about to cease to exist if we do not do something about it. There are two cats still roaming the U.S. It is believed that both are males.

The only known female jaguars in proximity to the U.S. remain in Mexico.

Read the full article at the Daily Beast: