Onçafari Ecotourism works to habituate wild animals, such as jaguars and maned wolves, to the presence of our team’s vehicles. As the animals stop running away from our vehicles, researchers and visitors are no longer perceived as a threat, thus enabling the evolution of ecotourism in the region. Animal habituation does not mean domestication, but rather keeping them completely wild and free, without feeling threatened by the presence of vehicles. This habituation process is developed with the help of Cenap (National Research Center for Carnivore Conservation) an agency within the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation, within the Ministry for Environment.
Onçafari Rewild reintroduces rescued jaguar cubs into their natural habitat.
Isa e Fera Jaguar sisters Isa and Fera were our first success story. They lost their mother when they were still cubs and were reintroduced into the Pantanal. After a careful adaptation process, they no longer needed support to live in the wild. They were integrated into the local jaguar population and now live peacefully in their natural habitat.