Jaguar season?

Last week we featured our first personal encounter with a jaguar in the Rio Anzu. Today we have just received an amazing set of camera-trap photos of a mother and cub jaguar (Panthera onca) from our friends at Sumak Kawsay In Situ Reserve, near our own Rio Anzu Reserve. I’m not sure but last week’s individual seems to be different from this adult. I will let the images speak for themselves:



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Sumak Kawsay is part of a mosaic of private reserves in the Rio Anzu (including our own Rio Anzu Reserve) which we are trying to unite through purchases of forest corridors between them. This is part of our “Anzu-Zunac Bridge” project, supported by the Rainforest Trust and World Land Trust. These jaguars are among the many reasons why this project is important.

These photos are from a camera trap that is part of Gorki Rios-Alvear’s research project on the connectivity of the Corredor Ecologico Llanganates Sangay. which includes the Rio Anzu area. Thanks to Alex Bentley of Sumak Kawsay for sending us these photos.

Lou Jost, Fundacion EcoMinga

7 thoughts on “Jaguar season?

  1. Hello Lou! Good to hear the good news. Keep up the good work and thank you for all you do and stand for.
    Have a great year! saludos
    Fernando and Monica

  2. Wonderful to hear of a big cat success story, so far. Maybe jaguars typically have 2 cubs and one didn’t survive? The one in these pics looks old enough to be past the dangerous times for youngsters and remains with his protective mom. Great photos!

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