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Satellites used to track vanishing jaguars

May 20, 2005

Laguna Del Tigre, Guatemala - To the ancient Maya Indians who once built elaborate cities in the Guatemalan jungle, the jaguar�s spotted pelt represented the stars in the night sky.Now the Western Hemisphere�s biggest cat is being tracked from space.

A Mexican-Guatemalan team of scientists and hunters is using Global Positioning System, satellite to track the movements of this secretive, understudied animal and to find ways to slow the destruction of its favourite habitat.

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