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State agrees to investigate new information about jaguar’s capture

Posted in: News Media
Apr 1, 2009
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PHOENIX —  At the request yesterday of the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the Arizona Attorney General’s Office today agreed to take the lead in reviewing the facts and circumstances related to the initial capture of the jaguar known as Macho B.

Game and Fish Director Larry Voyles took this action after the department yesterday received new information concerning the events surrounding the Feb. 18 capture.

“The new information requires further review into its validity, and at my request, the Attorney General’s Office has agreed to independently conduct that review,” said Voyles.

Game and Fish has also been made aware that Rep. Raul Grijalva, D-Ariz., has requested that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service conduct an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the capture, recapture and euthanization of the jaguar, and that the Service has agreed to do so.

Game and Fish will cooperate fully with all investigative efforts.

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