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OCELOT (Leopardus pardalis) 195 (Estimated U.S. population is fewer than 100 wild, 95 captive) NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC  Wild ocelots are gone from all U.S. states except Texas, driven out by human development. The elusive cats still roam the wilds of Central and South America, but there's little reliable data on their true numbers.   Endangered Ocelot, Twice the size of the average house cat.

An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) at the San Diego Zoo. Photography by Joel Sartore

The ocelot, also known as the dwarf leopard, is a wild cat distributed extensively over South America including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico. They have been reported as far north as Texas. North of Mexico, they are found regularly only in the extreme southern part of Texas, although there are rare sightings in southern Arizona.

The ocelot, also known as the dwarf leopard, is a wild cat distributed…

Wild cat TOT !!!  Gorgeous.

SO pretty! Newly discovered species of leopard with largest fangs in cat world. Long thought to be identical to the clouded leopards living on mainland South East Asia, genetic analysis has shown that the Bornean big cat is in fact a separate species.

Beautiful ocelot

since I can't have a jaguar for a pet, I'll have an ocelot! :P mini version of a jaguar lol Ocelot

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