Animals Mammals

Animals Mammals

Ocelot


SCIENTIFIC NAME:
Leopardus pardalis
PROFILE:

Ocelots are generally nocturnal, sleeping during the day in a hollow tree, dense vegetation, or even on a branch. With their tree climbing lifestyle, the ocelot is wide-ranging and adaptable, living in a variety of habitats from grasslands to swamps and most types of forests. They have amazing camouflage, so look carefully into their habitat as they enjoy sleeping high up on the rocks or in the grassy area.

TYPE OF ANIMAL:
Mammal, Carnivore, Feline (cats)
NATIVE TO:
United States, Central America and South America; native to Texas
IUCN CONSERVATION STATUS:
Least concern
DIET:
Carnivore
LIFESPAN:
zoos - 15-20 years
SOCIAL STATUS:
Solitary except when breeding
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