Onçafari was established in August 2011, when the co-founder and creator of Onçafari, former Formula 1 racing driver, Mario Haberfeld, began his work at the Caiman Ecological Refuge (CER).
Oct. 2011 - The first Cub of Esperança recorded by Onçafari's team is born
Mar. 2012 - First jaguar cub recorded in a camera trap by Onçafari
The first video of a jaguar cub is recorded by Onçafari . The female named Garoa was with her mother, Chuva, a jaguar with a radio collar already monitored by our team.
Nov. 2013 - The first grandchildren of Esperança are born after the creation of Onçafari
Felino and Felina are born, first cubs of Natureza, and also the first grandchildren of Esperança.
May 2014 - Certification of the first Brazilian Tracker by the South African Tracker Academy
Mar. 2015 - Launch of the book ``Wild Soul`` by the publisher Avis brasilis
Jan. 2016 - Publication of the first collaborative scientific paper of Onçafari
The first scientific paper prepared with the collaboration of data from Onçafari is published. Represented by Onçafaris’s veterinarian Joares May Júnior as one of the authors, the article “Rickettsial infection in ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) of wild animals in midwestern Brazil” was published in the scientific journal “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases”
Jun. 2016 - Back to nature - Pantanal
After almost one year of rehabilitation, the gates of the enclosure in the Pantanal are finally opened, Isa and Fera walk free back to nature.
Mar. 2016 - Launch of the documentary ``Jaguars: Brazil's Super Cats``, BBC
The documentary “Jaguars: Brazil’s Super Cats” is released. Produced in partnership with the British company BBC and narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the documentary is part of the series “Natural World” and internationally enshrines Onçafari’s actions in the conservation of jaguars by showing the first successful reintroduction of the world of two orphaned animals in the Pantanal region.
Mar. 2017 - Launch of the book ``Panthera onca`` by the publisher Avis brasilis
Apr. 2018 - 100th jaguar registered at the Caiman Ecological Refuge - Pantanal
The male Pirata is registered in a camera trap and becomes the hundredth different jaguar registered by Onçafari in the Caiman Ecological Refuge
Apr. 2018 - Isa's first cub is born - the world's first cub of a reintroduced jaguar
Aurora is born, Isa’s cub, one of the reintroduced sisters. It is the first cub of a successfully reintroduced jaguar in the world.
Jun. 2018 - The first cubs of Fera are born
Céu and Ferinha are born, cubs of Fera, the other reintroduced sister.
Aug. 2018 - Book launch ``The Jaguar within the Pantanal's culture`` by WCP publisher
Sep. 2018 - First melanic jaguar identified by Onçafari in the Cerrado - Pousada Trijunção
The first melanic jaguar identified by the Onçafari in the cerrado biome is recorded in a camera trap at Pousada Trijunção. Una was accompanied by her mother Lua, a jaguar with a normal color pattern.
Apr. 2019 - First melanic jaguar registered by Onçafari in the Amazon - Pousada Thaimaçu
The first melanic jaguar identified by Onçafari in the Amazon biome is recorded in a camera trap at Pousada Thaimaçu. The male, named Jaú, proves the occurrence of melanism among the jaguars in the new area monitored by Onçafari.
Jul. 2019 - Acquisition of the first area of the Onçafari Forests (São Benedito River bank - Pará)
Nov. 2019 - Isa's second cub is born
Birth of Aracy, Isa’s second cub, one of the reintroduced sisters.
Feb. 2020 - Publication of the first scientific article prepared exclusively with data from Onçafari
Mar. 2020 - 150th jaguar registered at the Caiman Ecological Refuge - Pantanal
The cub Lampião is registered in a camera trap along with his mother, Maria Bonita, and becomes the 150th different jaguar registered by Onçafari at Caiman Ecological Refuge.