Oldest wild Jaguar dead...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by totoro, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I have been watching this story for awhile, since he was discovered here in Tucson!
    I had hopes that they would find out much more about these beautiful animals when they accidently caught him. Yet the fact that the stress might have lead to his increase in health issues is sad.

    I had no idea that jaguars were still in U.S.! When I first saw the story!

    He was Amazing.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/29529179/wid/18298287/?GT1=45002
     
  2. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    OH GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR that makes me so angry.

    Why can't these naturalists live up to their name? They JUST tagged and collared him and NOW he's dead? SHEEEEEEEEEEEEZZZZZZZZ.....

    I read about and have been reading about him through the NATGEO web site....and thought - well I wonder how long before man gets his ugly little hands on him - then saw the collar and thought - too late. And now he's dead?

    Really - wild things belong in the wild and this Jag lived HOW LONG without human interference?
     
  3. totoro

    totoro Mom? What's a GFG?

    I know!
    They had been tracking them from the air prior to this. Which is fine.
    I know the snaring was accidental, but the whole reason the snares were set was to trap other animals... :(
    So all in all a sad situation for animals.
    I know they need to study them so we can help keep urban growth and human waste, toxins etc. from killing them off further, but there has to be a better way?

    His paws just amazed me.
     
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