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First Ever Census Of Jaguars Completed; New Technique Could Determine Accurate Population Of Big Cat

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July 29, 2002
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Wildlife Conservation Society
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Using a methodology developed to count tigers half a world away, a team of scientists from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society has completed the first-ever census of one of the world's most elusive big cats – the jaguar. The scientists presented their findings at the annual meeting of the Society of Conservation Biology, which met in Canterbury, England last week.

NEW YORK (July 25, 2002) -- Using a methodology developed to count tigers half a world away, a team of scientists from the Bronx Zoo-based Wildlife Conservation Society has completed the first-ever census of one of the world's most elusive big cats – the jaguar. The scientists presented their findings at the annual meeting of the Society of Conservation Biology, which met in Canterbury, England last week.


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Wildlife Conservation Society. (2002, July 29). First Ever Census Of Jaguars Completed; New Technique Could Determine Accurate Population Of Big Cat. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 17, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020729074948.htm
Wildlife Conservation Society. "First Ever Census Of Jaguars Completed; New Technique Could Determine Accurate Population Of Big Cat." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2002/07/020729074948.htm (accessed April 17, 2014).

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