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OCELOT

Scientific Name: leopardus pardalis
Order
Carnivora (carnivores)

Family
Felidae (cats)

Habitat & Range
Once found throughout the southern U.S., ocelots are only found in extreme southern Texas and northeast Mexico. They can also be found in every country south of the USA except Chile. They live in areas with thick vegetation.

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Name: MATEO (male)
Location: Trail of the Jaguar exhibit, adjacent to the barn
Born: 03/20/2015
Arrived at EPZ: 05/2016
 
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Identification
Light yellow to reddish gray coat with dark spots and stripes.

Diet
Rodents, rabbits, young deer, birds, snakes, and fish. Ocelots are nocturnal, resting in trees or dense brush during the day. They are avid travelers, walking anywhere from 1-5 miles each night to hunt.

Reproduction & Lifespan
Mating occurs anytime of the year. The gestation period lasts approximately 80 days. Typically, one kitten is produced during pregnancy.
Ocelots can live 7-10 years in the wild and 20 years in captivity.

 
 
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