Show Your Love for the Jaguar Today

December 3, 2019

This has been a Year of Jaguars. 

WINTER: A new jaguar appeared in photos on the Northern Jaguar Reserve. We named him Zapatos. We soon learned cameras across Sonora had seen him before. Thanks to these images, we know he is the second-oldest jaguar in this region at 11 years. 

SPRING: A female jaguar Libélula reached her seven-year anniversary on our motion-triggered cameras. We responded by expanding our Viviendo con Felinos project with three new ranches so we could protect more of the places Libélula roams.

SUMMER: We saw Suki with her newest cub on one of the Viviendo con Felinos ranches. The rancher was so proud to have the pair on his property, he named the cub after his own nickname, El Chetuviri.

FALL: A new photograph of Libélula signaled that she is now the longest recorded jaguar on our cameras, having surpassed the beloved Corazón who was tragically killed in 2014.

Each of these cats is significant. 

Older, resilient jaguars like Zapatos, long-term residents like Libélula and Suki, and baby jaguars like El Chetuviri illustrate the impact our work is having for the northern jaguar population.

We continue steps to expand the reserve (more soon!); we also understand jaguars will always wander beyond its boundaries. This year, Viviendo con Felinos grew to safeguard 150 square miles of the buffer zone adjacent to the reserve. The reserve offers protection for an additional 86 square miles

Our staff has also grown this year to accommodate this larger area and increase our community involvement. Some favorite recent activities: a kids’ campout on the reserve, a new jaguar mural on the cattleman’s association building, and a festive Viviendo con Felinos celebration for more than 200 residents.

You make this possible.

Our achievements in 2019 can only continue with your support. Your contributions on #GivingTuesday will help Zapatos, Libélula, Suki, El Chetuviri, and all the other jaguars on our cameras this year.

Our goal is to raise $80,000 by the end of December. Please help us kick off our year-end season of giving with a tax-deductible donation today.

Any donation amount is appreciated and is guaranteed to have a big impact >>

Many thanks for your support!

P.S. With your contribution of $300 or more, you will receive a limited edition, hand-painted jaguar ornament from Marin County artist Harriet Kossman (photo below).

Donate online here >>

Join us tonight from 6:30 – 8 p.m. for A Year of Jaguars”at REI Tucson. Details here >>

Jaguar photos (top to bottom): Libélula, Zapatos, Suki, and El Chetuviri