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Ambushed on the Jaguar Trail: Hidden Cameras on the Mexican Border

Jack and Anna Childs went hunting for the elusive Southwestern jaguar, but what they found was bigger than the rare spotted cat, and even more surprising. Founders of the Borderlands Jaguar Detection Project, the Childs set up ""camera traps,"" or remote-sensor cameras activated by motion and body heat, along the U.S.-Mexico border. They did capture the first live, wild jaguar ever photographed this way in the U.S. But their non-invasive, candid cameras also captured fascinating animal behavior across the entire ecosystem.

Author: Jack and Anna Mary Childs