Students at Felizardo Valencia Middle School in Tuscon were given the final say, and they named him “El Jefe:” “The Boss.”
While El Jefe is not the name I was hoping for, it is quite fitting. Jaguars are the apex land predator throughout their range, as the students at Felizardo Valencia Middle School pointed out.
El Jefe has been in the United States since 2012, so it is about time he was given a name. This will help him stand out in the minds of the American people, hopefully raising support for jaguar recovery in the U.S.