TUCSON, Ariz. — A wildlife conservation group is sharing what they say is the first ever publicly released video of a wild Arizona ocelot.
On Monday, Conservation CATalyst released a new video of the cat, an extremely rare and endangered wild ocelot.
The video was captured by remote sensor cameras just north of the U.S.-Mexico border, according to Conservation CATalyst.
Like the ocelot’s jaguar counterpart, El Jefe, Lil’ Jefe or the Boss-elot was named by young students in Tucson.
The name was overwhelmingly selected by Manzo Elementary students in tribute to the jaguar.
Lil’ Jefe currently calls the mountains of southeastern Arizona his home. He has been photographed there in the last five years.
For more information about the rare cat, visit conservationcatalyst.com.