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!
As those of you that watched the recent 60 Minutes program know, Panthera recently collared our first female jaguar in the Pantanal. Now we need you to help us name her!
Here’s how it works:
- Submit your jaguar name ideas from March 1 to February 14th with a minimum donation of $5 per name idea. 100% of donations go directly to the field.
- Vote on the four finalist names selected by Panthera staff from February 25th – March 11th.
- Visit our website to find out which name won on March 14th!
Read the full contest rules here. Good luck!