In 2010, a crew from CBS "60 Minutes" travelled to the Brazilian Pantanal to showcase Panthera's innovative Pantanal Jaguar Project through the CBS program, “In Search of the Jaguar.” During the program’s filming, Panthera’s jaguar scientists were able to capture and place GPS (Global Positioning System) collars on two jaguars, including the first female jaguar collared through the Pantanal Jaguar Project! Afterwards, Panthera held a ‘Name the Jaguar’ contest in which supporters submitted name ideas and voted on the top four names for this female jaguar. “Noca” was chosen as the winning name, with 46% of the votes. This name is a play on the word “onca,” which is the scientific species name for jaguar – Panthera onca – and also means ‘jaguar’ in Portuguese. Thanks to all of our fans who participated in the ‘Name the Jaguar’ contest!here. Voting will end on March 7th at 11:59PM.
Voting is closed select the results tab to view the winner!