Ocelot facts: the fat-hand cat | Animal Fact Files


Ocelot facts: the fat-hand cat | Animal Fact Files



Ocelots are wild cats native to Central and South America who may also appear on rare occasion in the southern most parts of North America, though in the past their range extended further into the United States. Ocelots can’t roar and are generally considered “small cats” even though they can more than double domestic cats in size (at least the males can)! Ocelots hunt rodents, reptiles, and even fish! They may have up to three kittens in a litter, and on average live up to a decade in the wild.

Scientific Name: Leopardus pardalis
Range: South and Central America (limited areas in North America)
Diet: rats, iguanas, agoutis, opossums, armadillos, anteaters, deer, monkeys, tortoises, birds, fish, and crustaceans
Size: Males up to 35 pounds (16kg); females half this size
Life Span: Up to a decade in the wild

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Credits via Youtube:
Andres Alcivar Zambrano – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrSLmlKhDyo
Universidad San Francisco de Quito USFQ – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9HhYrriIkQ
El Turista Digital – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zq8FspbDTM
Lieve – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wjEzCxyhJz0
Las Piedra Amazon Center – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKIKx-B-KpE; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4z0P4m96aI

Credits via Flickr:
Spencer Wright – https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencer77/4904378224; https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencer77/4904376808; https://www.flickr.com/photos/spencer77/4904366492
Anthony Sokolik – https://www.flickr.com/photos/asokolik/8605362487
Josh Henderson – https://www.flickr.com/photos/bugginout/5070690442
Eric Kilby – https://www.flickr.com/photos/ekilby/6849429866
Becker1999 – https://www.flickr.com/photos/becker271/16496545623
Tony Hisgett – https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/15511363514; https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]N00/4996457830; https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/5273241407; https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/4996461234; https://www.flickr.com/photos/hisgett/8489694684

Credits via Wiki Users:
Ppgold1963 – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pantanal_-_Jaguatirica.webm; https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Pantanal_-_Jaguatirica_(2).webm
BhagyaMani – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ocelot_distribution.jpg
BB 22385 – https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ocelot_(Zoo-Amiens)b.JPG

Other attributions:
Conecto Mexico – https://vimeo.com/190956062
Diego Mosquera – https://vimeo.com/97502604; https://vimeo.com/86155755
Trogon audiovisual – https://vimeo.com/102035446
Diana Fuentes – https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/18638958
Diogo Luiz – https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/46386367
Rob Foster – https://www.inaturalist.org/photos/31768572

Websites used for research collection:
https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/11509/97212355
https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Leopardus_pardalis
https://books.google.com/books?id=UrvxBQAAQBAJ&pg=PA4909
https://books.google.com/books?id=xK2wDwAAQBAJ&pg=PA176
https://books.google.com/books?id=hzNBCgAAQBAJ
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/o/ocelot
https://bigcatrescue.org/ocelot-facts

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