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New Interview on Southwest Jaguars Blog Covers Circumstances of Macho B’s Death in Greater Detail

I have been following the heartbreaking saga of Macho B since his demise in early March. Macho B was the United States' only known resident...

Dr. Eric Barchas  |  Apr 17th 2009


I have been following the heartbreaking saga of Macho B since his demise in early March.

Macho B was the United States’ only known resident wild jaguar. Until his death he was arguably our most charismatic piece of megafauna.

His death after being captured by Arizona Game and Fish officials has sparked quite a controversy. I have weighed in on the matter twice: here and here.

Bill, from the Southwest Jaguars blog, recently contacted me for an internet question and answer session discussing wild cat captures in general and Macho B’s capture in particular.

You can find the interview here.

Photo: this is not, in my opinion, a good way to start a wild felid capture. Courtesy of Arizona Game and Fish Department.