December 18, 2012
We had 150 jaguar photographs of 12 distinct individuals on the Northern Jaguar Reserve and Viviendo con Felinos ranches this year. Some highlights – “Corazón,” a female jaguar last seen in 2010, returned to the reserve several times in 2012. Now eight years old, Corazón was born on the reserve before it became protected habitat and has been returning to her birthplace ever since. “Libélula,” a new female jaguar, was filmed with the adult male jaguar “Ferb” in May. Later photos show Libélula pregnant and, more recently, signs of lactation and caring for a cub. Below are photographs of each of this year’s jaguars; additional jaguar images from our motion-triggered cameras in 2012 can be found here.