Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis), also known as pygmy leopard lives in South and Central America and in Mexico, but it is also seen in Texas and in Trinidad. Externally, the ocelot is similar to a domestic cat. The color of his hair is like a jaguar or a leopard skin, and once it was considered particularly valuable. As a result, hundreds of thousands of ocelots were killed for their pelts. From 1972 to 1996, this cat was in the list of species on the verge of extinction, but the list of the Red Book in 2008, status is changed to “low-risk zone.” Below you’ll find amazing photos of this beautiful animal, as well as some interesting facts.
*The Latin name of Ocelot is Leopardus pardalis. This cat lives in South and Central America. All cats of this kind of spotty, flexible and small. Ocelot is the largest of them.