25 Feb

Video from the Field: '60 Minutes' Jaguar Playing in the Brazilian Pantanal


Watch Panthera’s new video from the field of Noca - the first female jaguar collared as part of Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project – playing with her new mate, a resident male jaguar, in the Brazilian Pantanal.

In late 2010, a crew from the CBS ’60 Minutes’ program joined Panthera’s jaguar scientists in the Brazilian Pantanal to document the innovative conservation work being carried out through Panthera’s Pantanal Jaguar Project. The CBS crew was in the field with Panthera’s jaguar scientists, including Panthera CEO Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, when two jaguars were captured and collared – one of which was later named Noca by Panthera’s supporters. Noca’s collaring was later aired on the ’60 Minutes’ program, In Search of the Jaguar: Up Close and Rare, in January of 2011

Just last week, ’60 Minutes’ aired an update on Noca’s latest activities, including the birth of at least one new cub. The video above was filmed by Panthera’s research collaborator, Ailton Lara of Pantanal Nature Tours, after this cub had dispersed and Noca had found a new mate with which she is now preparing for another litter.

Click here to watch the CBS ’60 Minutes’ programs.

Click here to learn about Panthera’s naming contest for Noca – an anagram of the scientific name for the jaguar, Panthera onca.