Macho B was the only known wild jaguar in the United States. State game workers twice captured and eventually euthanized the big cat. Much of the official story about their actions fell apart under the Star's scrutiny.

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In page after page of testimony, Arizona Game and Fish Department officials portrayed jaguar researcher Emil McCain as a man who manipulated, …

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A researcher who later pleaded guilty to a federal crime in the trapping of jaguar Macho B was working for Arizona Game and Fish at the time o…

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A federal magistrate says one of two criminal charges filed against jaguar-capture whistle-blower Janay Brun should be dropped, although the c…

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Sunday's Star ran a story about a legal brief filed by the attorney for jaguar whistleblower Janay Brun that asserted that her admitted use of…

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When research technician Janay Brun admitted in 2009 to leaving jaguar scat at the site where jaguar Macho B was later captured, she said she …

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Attorneys argued in federal court Wednesday over whether the legality of jaguar Macho B's capture is a question of fact or law.

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In a reply to the U.S. government charge that the capture of jaguar Macho B lacked a permit, attorney Michael Piccarreta blasted the argument …

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The legality of jaguar Macho B's capture in 2009 is at the heart of a legal dispute over whether charges should be dismissed against a researc…

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Federal prosecutors have added another criminal charge against Janay Brun, the research technician who blew the whistle on last year's deliber…

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The woman who first revealed the capture of the last known jaguar in the United States known as Macho B was deliberate pleaded not guilty on T…

  • Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star

Janay Brun became a defendant Monday in the federal criminal case she instigated.

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The biologist at the center of the controversy over a jaguar's capture and subsequent death last year admitted Friday in federal court that he…

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A cover-up of how jaguar scat was placed near the site of jaguar Macho B's capture started in spring 2009, in a Sierra Vista meeting between T…

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The woman who said she planted female jaguar scat at the trap where jaguar Macho B was caught last year said she was told Thursday by federal …

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department has issued a point-by-point rebuttal to a federal report critical of the 2009 capture of the last known w…

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department has virtually disowned Emil McCain, the biologist and jaguar researcher who has come under investigation …

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A research technician lied when she said she put jaguar scat at the site where the nation's last known wild jaguar was trapped, said the state…

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For a year I've wondered about the validity of the research on US jaguars published in the Journal of Mammalogy. A transcript of an internal-investigation interview raises those doubts to a higher level.

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The jaguar Macho B wanders away from the site where he was initially captured and collared in March 2009.

  • Tony Povilitis Special To The Arizona Daily Star
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On rare occasion something special happens that rekindles our sense of natural wonder and the wild spirit upon which Americans thrive. I think…

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The Friday evening announcement that a state Game & Fish employee had been fired brought clarity to some of the key tangents of the Macho B story.

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The state fired a worker Friday for lying to federal investigators about the fact that the U.S.'s last known wild jaguar was lured to his capt…

  • Tony Davis and Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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An Arizona Game and Fish Department employee has been put on administrative leave as a result of an internal department investigation into las…

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A year ago, the last known wild jaguar in the United States was starting his short roam of the borderlands with a radio collar on.

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Federal investigators are weighing whether the evidence gathered in the case of jaguar Macho B merits prosecution of anyone involved in its ca…

  • Tony Davis and Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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Last year's capture of the last known wild jaguar in the United States by state workers was intentional - and the evidence points to criminal …

This is the report by the U.S. Interior Department's Office of Inspector General on the capture and death of Macho B, the last known wild jagu…

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The capture of Macho B, the last known wild jaguar in the United States, was intentional, according to a new investigative report by the Interior Department's Office of Inspector General.

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In a sharp reversal of its predecessor's position, the Obama administration announced Tuesday that it will protect the endangered jaguar's pri…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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A common anesthetic is being eyed by federal investigators as a potential cause of the dramatic slowdown in the country's last known wild jagu…

The following letters are in response to the Oct. 18 article "Jaguar team ceases work amid disputes, big cat's death."

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The Arizona Game and Fish Department paid a nonprofit group about $65,000 to gather information about jaguars in the past five years, but hasn…

  • By Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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The team formed to help the endangered jaguar survive in Arizona and New Mexico has ground to a standstill.

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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Saying it doesn't want a rerun of jaguar Macho B's ordeal, a Tucson environmental group filed suit Thursday charging that the state Game and F…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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Shortly after two of its employees were quoted blasting the state's handling of jaguar Macho B, the University of Arizona's veterinary lab sla…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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One jaguar died and one survived a historic release into the jungle of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula — an effort aided by an Arizona veterinarian…

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To taxidermist Marc Plunkett, the liquid streaming from Macho B's left hip "looked like a volcano of pus coming out."

  • By Tony Davis and Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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The two young biologists tried to sedate the snared jaguar with a blow gun. They thrust at it with an improvised jab stick.

  • By Tony Davis and Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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Arizona's Game and Fish Department may have lacked the proper permit to capture a jaguar when Macho B stepped into a snare trap in Southern Ar…

Arizona’s Game and Fish Department may have lacked the proper permit to capture a jaguar when Macho B stepped into a snare trap in Southern Ar…

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U.S. Rep. Raúl Grijalva, who has successfully requested a federal investigation of the jaguar Macho B's death, is seeking a second one.

  • By Tim Steller ARIZONA DAILY STAR
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The Arizona Attorney General's Office no longer is actively investigating the Feb. 18 capture and subsequent euthanization of an endangered jaguar.

  • By Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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The Arizona Attorney General’s Office no longer is actively investigating the Feb. 18 capture and subsequent euthanization of an endangered jaguar.

  • By Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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The biologist at the center of the controversy over the capture of a jaguar in Southern Arizona once was fired from a wildlife research job af…

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The State Game and Fish employees who captured Macho B Feb. 18 used the simplest existing protocol for handling the wild cat, not a more compl…

  • By Tony Davis and Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will open a criminal investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture and euthanization of the …

The following letters are in response to the March 29 article "Did Macho B have to die?"

  • By Tony Davis and Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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A trap the state says inadvertently snared the last known wild jaguar in the United States actually was baited with female jaguar scat, a memb…

  • By Tony Davis and Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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New information about the Feb. 18 capture and subsequent death of Macho B has prompted an investigation by Arizona's Attorney General.

A federal judge has ordered the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to reverse its decision not to designate critical habitat and develop a recover…

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The State Game and Fish Department has ordered a formal investigation into the Feb. 18 capture of a jaguar after receiving what it said was ne…

  • By Arthur H. Rotstein The Associated PrESS
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A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service decision not to designate critical habitat and develop a recovery plan for the endangered jaguar was based on…

  • By Tim Steller Arizona Daily Star
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When Macho B's decline became apparent, some researchers began to wonder whether the country's only known wild jaguar had something called "ca…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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Macho B may not have had chronic kidney failure after all.

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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A legal conflict over federal protection of the endangered jaguar boils down to where to push the hardest to save this embattled species.

  • By Emil B. McCain Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Macho B lived a long and magnificent life in a vast and magnificent wilderness. His presence will be missed greatly. But we need to remember o…

  • By Steve Spangle and Larry Voyles Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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We have been impressed by the passionate public reaction to the recent capture, radio-collaring, and unfortunate death of the jaguar Macho B.

  • By Roseann Hanson Special to the Arizona Daily Star
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Macho B crossed borders for more than a dozen years. Despite our best efforts at constructing barriers and disrupting his natural inclinations…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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Authorities plan to re-evaluate how they capture jaguars in light of this week's death of Macho B, but they won't let that death stop them fro…

The following letters are in response to the March 3 article "Officials euthanize AZ jaguar; he was ill."

  • By Tony Davis and Brady McCombs Arizona Daily Star
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Arizona officials have captured and placed a tracking collar on a wild jaguar for the first time ever in the United States, the state wildlife…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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The jaguar that was euthanized Monday due to kidney failure clearly had suffered from the disease before his Feb. 18 capture, but the stress o…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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The jaguar that was euthanized Monday due to kidney failure clearly had suffered from the disease before his Feb. 18 capture, but the stress o…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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The only jaguar known to still be living in the wild in this country was euthanized late Monday afternoon after being recaptured and found to …

A jaguar collared near Tucson last month was recaptured today and sent to the Phoenix zoo for medical treatment, officials said. It was put do…

  • By Arthur H. Rotstein The Associated Press
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Beautiful, elusive and secretive, the sleek jaguar has been a ghostlike presence in Arizona, captured only on environmentalists' tracking came…

  • By Arthur H. Rotstein The Associated Press
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Beautiful, elusive and secretive, the sleek jaguar has been a ghostlike presence in Arizona, captured only on environmentalists’ tracking came…

  • By Tony Davis Arizona Daily Star
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The capture and collaring of a jaguar for satellite tracking will give authorities the best information they've ever had on how the rare cat b…

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