ocelots are one of the most sought after wildcats on the black market. They are purchased at ridiculously high prices and the breeding and selling of them is perpetuating the suffering of wildcats nationwide and, indeed worldwide.
Ocelots hunt over a range of 6.9 sq mi, taking mostly small animals, including mammals, lizards, turtles, and frogs, crabs, birds, and fish. Almost all of the prey that the ocelot hunts is far smaller than itself, with rodents, rabbits, and opossums forming the largest part of the diet. Studies suggest that it follows and finds prey via odor trails, but the ocelot also has very good vision, including night vision.