Ocelot

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Ocelot

Ocelot

Habitat:-South American rainforests -Texas -jungle, under leafy canopies, brushland -dens(natl. geo)

Food Chain:-gets food from trees and water -hunts on land and water -carnivore -hunts small mammals, birds, reptiles, and land crabs -large prey like monkeys and deer -predator(ark.)

By: Eashan Thatte

Important facts:Ocelots are endangered, and very small. They, unlike other cats, love water.

Description:-mammal -rosetts or dark spots -largest of the small cats -solitary -nocturnal(ark)

Adaptations:-camoflage -sharp teeth -claws -excellent eyesight and hearing -fast strong legs -hunts with "hide and ambush"(natl. geo.)

Endangerment reasons:-slowest growth rate of small cats-coat is exploited-young cats are taken for trade -forest clearance, loss of dens and agriculture reducing natural cover -ocelot is a predator -keeping them alive would balance the food chain -People are banning ocelot trade and preserving brushlands where the ocelot dwells(ark)

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