Sol Ojo Necklace
The name “Sol Ojo” (or only one eye) was given to this large male jaguar after we discovered that he had sustained injury to his left eye. The origin of his injury is unknown but scar tissue surrounding his eye socket suggests birdshot, likely from a hunter or livestock owner. The loss of his eye may have hindered his ability to catch wild prey and may be partly the cause for the loss of some livestock. Though he has built up a reputation as a troublemaker, the actions of humans seem to be responsible for the current predicament experienced by the local landowners. Photo evidence from before the injury reinforces this suspicion as no livestock loss was attributed to Sol Ojo when he had full vision. He is easily the most misunderstood jaguar in the area. His unique spot patterns include the “cedilla” text symbol alongside a spear point.