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AZGFD In The News

State's Wildlife Is In Focus


September 1, 2023

'Here, Kitty, Kitty'

Trail cam confirms "Lil' Jefe" the ocelot still roams the mountains of southeast Arizona.

Kudos to The Arizona Republic and reporter Brandon Loomis for a recent news story about a Vail, Ariz., man's trail camera footage that confirms Arizona's lone ocelot still roams the Huachuca Mountains, more than a decade after the wildcat was first sighted there.

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