IUCN Status: Least concern
The largest of the small spotted cats, with short sleek fur that varies in markings between individuals. Ocelot are most active at night where they hunt on the ground for small mammals, birds and reptiles, they are also agile climbers and strong swimmers. The Ocelot is widely distributed across the southern United States, central and south America. They prefer tropical forests, mangrove forests, coastal marshes, thorn scrub and savanna grassland. Female ocelots will give birth to a single kitten every two years.
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