Video captures rare jaguar footage

September 16, 2014

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Two years ago, we featured video footage from the Northern Jaguar Reserve of two romantically inclined jaguars walking together through an arroyo. Then last year, our cameras captured images of their six-month-old cub heading confidently into the night.

Now, much more exciting, we have retrieved an extremely rare and candid video of two jaguars mating on the reserve. While it is not National Geographic quality, and it is only a 25-second clip, we are amazed that our camera was in just the right place at that moment.

This video provides a ray of hope following the tragic death of the female jaguar “Coraz√≥n” earlier this year. The male and female jaguar were both new to our cameras at the time, and their cub should be starting to wander around the reserve this fall.

View the mating video and other jaguar footage in our Video Gallery.