Just a quick update on the Jaguar habituation project taking place here at Caiman Ecological Refuge in the Pantanal, Brazil…We got off to a fantastic start here, spent some good time watching Chuva and Brazuca last night at Paizinho only 1 hour acted we arrived from Dao Paulo. They where together and quite relaxed about our presence. Hopefully will have a chance to change Chuva’s collars. Chuva’s cub has also been found and is doing very well. Very happy for that. We have also found out that 2 other females that we are following also have young cubs. Very exiting times. Chuva is more and more relaxed towards our vehicles presence and where able to spend over 30min with her… she even layer on her back and played with some bushes right in front of us…
He was seen 2 weeks ago feeding on a Capibara kill with Chuva, Other interesting fact is a camera trap footage of Chuva feeding on a carcass together with Flor! Peacefully!!! Aren’t jaguars supposed to be solitary? Is Flor related to Chuva in anyway? All very interesting and exiting. Lots to learn about this cats.
I also wanted to let you know that last week at about 8:30pm in the evening we collared yet another female on a carcass for the Project. She is beautiful, weighs 90kg and is about 4 or 5 years old. All went well and she didn’t get hurt at all. It rained like hell as we drove her to the cowboy shad, as we did with Chuva, where we put on the collar. The collar’s VHF is working and still waiting for satellite signal.
We are now receiving the data of the new Jaguar’s movements…
Caiman Ecological Refuge