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    In sequence, a second news item as part of their Year of the Jaguar at Zoologico Pomerode in Santa Catarina state.

    Link: https://jornaldepomerode.com.br/nov...acoes-de-conscientizacao-sobre-o-animal-70002

    The species was first introduced at the zoo in 2005 with a 3-year old male arriving from CIGS Zoo in Manaus (AM). The next year, they received females (aged 1+) from the Wild Animal Rehabilitation Centre (CRAS) in Mato Grosso do Sul. Both jaguars are now geriatric and receive old age animal care (and they comment somewhat on behavioural enrichment and vet/keeper care for them at the zoo).

    The jaguars are part of the national conservation program, a participatory project between national zoo organisation SCB, the national conservation agency Chico Mendes (ICMBIO) and the Ministry of the Environment (MMA).

    If I interpreted the context of the article fully correct as of September 2019 the zoo was elected by the Brasilian zoo organisation SCB to become species ambassador for the jaguar (or "onca-pintada" as in the local tongue, ... sounds so much better!).
     
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