RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Last Friday afternoon, September 11th, a Brazilian Navy helicopter took off with an unusual passenger: a jaguar. During the air transport, the scared eyes of the animal, rescued in the Pantanal, in no way resembled the fearless feline that used to approach the boats, a feature that made it known in the region as 'Ousado' (Bold).
Hours before boarding the helicopter, the animal had been located by a team of volunteers assisting in the rescue of animals in the Pantanal, which is experiencing its worst period of patch burning in recent decades.
'Bold' was prostrate in . . .