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on The Pantanal Series: Ghost in the Darkness

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Tammy Perger
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James….Awesome that you got to do something off your Bucket List….just like me going to Londolozi in November is one of my Bucket List adventures….I love that you where able to get Amazing Pics & footage of this exquisite Jaguar…I also have a place in Florida & along alligator way there is an area set aside for the Black Jaguars unfortunately I have never had an oppurtunity to see one yet….maybe one day.

Thank you for sharing….:)

Abbaas
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Absolutely breathtaking. I like it.

Leslie Backus
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Hello: What a wonderful experience! I know from reading your blog that jaguars are larger than leopards. In the photos it looks as if they are “stockier” with thicker necks and broader chests. Is that true? Do they have the long elegant tails like leopards?

James Crookes
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Hi Leslie, I found Ghost to be a lot stockier than leopards and he definitely had a bigger head relative to his body size than the Camp Pan male (who is a particularly large leopard here at Londolozi). Interestingly, one of the first things I noticed was that a jaguar’s tail seemed to be much less significant than a leopards. I surmised that this is due to there not being any other large predators that could steal their kills, therefore they don’t really need to climb and move around in trees. The main function of a leopard’s tail is to help it balance when moving in trees. This, however, is only my theory!

Rae
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Wow! Wow! Wow!

Simon Bellingham - Indri
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The Oncafari team continue to do great work with the Jaguars – this week they watched a a female and her cub eating an armadillo! It is hoped that their project continues to go from strength to strength; this will no only help conserve Jaguars but the entire ecosystem in which they are found. The best place to get regular updates on the project is on their Facebook site (Projeto Oncafari); some of the posts are in English and some are in Portuguese (Brazil’s national language) but scroll through the posts and you are bound to find something of interest!

Shirley
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This is great news. I always thaught that jaguars only lives in the forest of South America. Clearly that isn’t.

tony
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powerful animal…looks very similar to the Camp Pan male leopard.

Maria Caparas
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Thanks for sharing James…excellent blog, very informative. Just like you, I got to do something off my bucket list – thanks to Londolozi and a bigger thanks to you, you made it all possible. We miss you – Michel and Maria

Margs
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You are a lucky fellow! What beautiful photographs, we look forward to hearing about your trip first-hand.

Onil
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Beautiful Onca! James, what was the weight of this cat? Or was this big cat never captured before. If you say he is the size of lioness you know in Africa and judging by the photos I would say this particular Onca is maybe 280 lbs or quite possibly more.

Thanks.

Onil

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