Rare Jaguar photographed in Mexico

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Rare Jaguar photographed in Mexico

Exciting news, Jaguars, the largest cat in the Americas has been photographed living in the heart of Mexico, scientists say.

Three photographs of a male jaguar and large number of faeces samples are the first known evidence of the predator since the early 1900s.

Jaguars have disappeared from much of Mexico as humans have chopped down most of their natural habitat and have sometimes killed the animals for the illegal wildlife trade.

Concerned that the big cat was locally extinct, an expedition team set out into the 260 square mile (674 square kilometer) reserve between 2002 and 2004.

See Rare Amazonian Short Eared Dog Caught on Camera for more information about recent photos of Jaguars.

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JAGUAR PICTURE: First Seen in Central Mexico Since 1900 

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