, resident of the California trail. These stunning cats once ranged from Central America to Louisiana and Southern California, but through hunting and habitat fragmentation, their distribution was largely diminished to South America. Thankfully, there have been recent sightings in Arizona, and while their future remains uncertain, it's conservation efforts like that of the Oakland Zoo that give us hope for preserving such natural gems. This was the first time I had ever seen a jaguar in person and I can't wait to go back and photograph them again!
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