There’s little chance you will see this big guy in person, not that you would want to. Wild jaguars were not known for sure to be roaming in the United States — until now.
This one was caught on camera Wednesday roaming the Santa Rita Mountains just outside Tucson, Arizona.
According to NBC News, this is the only known wild jaguar living in the U.S.
Remote sensor cameras were set up in these mountain ranges to look for endangered animals like this one. This one has been been photographed repeatedly over the past few years and the people of Tucson call him El Jefe, which means “the boss” in Spanish. It wasn’t until now that it was captured on video.
Conservation CATalyst and the Center for Biological Diversity released the video.
Among large cats, the jaguar is the only one native to North and South America.
NBC News contributed to this report.