Visitors who spend at least a couple of nights at the Camp might see more than a few jaguars. However, we cannot guarantee that you will see one of these marvellous creatures in the world, but we can promise that you will see other equally breathtaking nature sights during your stay. Hyacinth Macaws are often seen, as well as other animals such as the Giant Otters, Capybaras, Iguanas, Howler monkeys, and Paraguayan Caimans are all a regular feature of the area.
The jaguar (Panthera onca) is the largest cat native to the Americas and the third largest cat in the world, after tiger and lios their lion. Today they are listed as near threatened by the IUCN and large numbers on are only found in remote regions of South and Central America. The Pantanal holds the densest population of jaguars, estimating between 4,000-7,000 .
Porto Jofre region is a birdwatching paradise not-to-be-missed experience for any bird enthusiast. The sheer diversity and beauty of the birds within this region has to be seen to be believed, at whatever time of year you visit. Whether you are an expert ornithologist or are trying birdwatching for the first time, we guarantee that the bird life of the Pantanal will amaze you. Hyacinth macaws, the largest parrots in the world, are often seen in trees that surround the lodges we use for our tours. Numerous other species of macaws, parrots and parakeets, as well as toucans, woodpeckers, hummingbirds, birds of prey, storks and herons are in abundance. At night, species such as owls, nightjars, and potoos.
How to identify the jaguars of Porto Jofre region?
Jaguars have a light golden coat, with circles called rosettes on black spots inside the outside of their rosettes; each individual has these unique patterns on their coat, as if they were fingerprints. We use our jaguar identification catalogue to learn about the natural history of each one of them. The information we achieve with the photographs and videos contribute significantly with local and visitors’ knowledge.
To keep this balanced and sustainable tourism, all those involved, such as tourism entrepreneurs, guides, pilots and researchers, created a self-regulation treaty so that we can always share - in a friendly way this tourism where the jaguar is the main attraction and with that, bring even more awareness of its importance in its natural habitat. Whereas this is why your visit is very important for us. It is not only about the jaguar conservation, but also about all regional flora and fauna that expands consciously as well as benefits the local community.