Jaguar recorded for the first time in 100 years in central Mexico

Due to habitat loss and hunting, there have been no records of jaguars in central Mexico since the beginning if the 20th century. However, recently, researchers from Mexico and Spain obtained photographic records of a male jaguar in this region. Worried that the species might have vanished from the region of Sierra Nanchititla, Mexico state, researchers of the Autonomous University of Mexico State and the University of Alicante, Spain, organized the project that resulted in the rediscovery of this feline in the region. Apart from three photographic registers, researchers collected various feces attributed to the species.

The Rio Balsas basin where the jaguar records were obtained is an important area for conservation of the species in central Mexico, as it constitutes a potential dispersal corridor for the species in this region.


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