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Rare cat spotted on video

(Source: Conservation CATalyst and Center for Biological Diversity) (Source: Conservation CATalyst and Center for Biological Diversity)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity released Thursday video its says is the "only known wild jaguar currently in the United States."

The rare cat was captured on remote sensor cameras in the Santa Rita Mountains outside Tucson.

"Studying these elusive cats anywhere is extremely difficult, but following the only known individual in the U.S. is especially challenging," said Chris Bugbee, a biologist with Conservation CATalyst.

El Jefe, as he has come to be known, has been called "amazing" by conservationists.

To learn more about this incredible cat, and how its habitat could be threatened, click here.

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