Ocelots
BEHAVIOR

Ocelots are nocturnal, meaning they are most active during the night and sleep during the day. Ocelots are also solitary cats and spend most of their time in trees. Ocelots are capable of purring, but the sound they make most often is a low growl. Ocelots are opportunistic hunters and will eat anything they can catch.

COLOR PATTERN
  • Brown fur with a chain of rosettes or spots on their bodies
  • Dark markings around their eyes
  • White spots on the backs of their ears (this to help them communicate with their kittens)

WHERE WE LIVE

Ocelots primarily live in Central and South America. They used to live in the southwestern part of the United States but were hunted to near extinction in that area for their pelt. They are now a protected species and a small population is rebounding in Texas.

WEIGHT
Ocelot
25-35 pounds

 

House Cat
12 pounds
LENGTH
Ocelot
20-39 inches long

A Man’s Stride
3 feet long
Bonus
Ocelot
Can take down prey 3 times larger than itself

 

 

Deer
90 pounds
WHAT WE EAT

OBLIGATE CARNIVORE

  • Deer
  • Birds
  • Snakes
  • Rodents
  • Rabbits

Ocelots are opportunistic hunters, they will eat anything they can catch.

THREATS

  • Habitat Loss
    Ocelots are losing a lot of their habitat to farmers and urbanization.
  • Parts Trade
    Ocelots were once hunted for their pelt. It takes between 30-35 ocelots to make a single coat. They are now a protected species.

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