Evolution of the Ocelot:


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  • The Ocelot is twice the size of an average house cat with a dappled coat used for camouflage.
  • Being nocturnal, the ocelot has keen eye sight for hunting rabbits, rodents, iguanas, fish, and frogs.

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Ocelot habitat:
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  • The Ocelot inhabits areas such as South and Central American jungles and brush lands of northern Texas.
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What threatens the Ocelot:
  • Due to the Ocelot's fine fur, they have become a main target for hunters.
  • Ocelots have become endangered in areas such as Texas due to hunters.
  • Loss in sub-tropical woodlands which the ocelot inhabits.
  • Although several live on reserves, many are hit by cars passing through.
  • Decrease in food supply

Predictions for the Ocelot:
  • The ocelot's habitat will be destroyed by loss of vegetation and habitat destruction.
  • The ocelot will become extinct due to the high hunting rate, destruction of their habitat, lack of vegetation, and harmful acts of humans (ex. getting hit by cars).


Works Cited:
"Ocelot Leopardus Pardalius". National Geographic. February 4, 2010. <www.animals.nationalgeograpgic.com>.
"When Habitat goes Missing". Welcome Wildlife. 2009. February 4, 2010. <www.welcomewildlife.com>.
“Ocelot Kitten On Exhibit.” Oregon Zoo, 2002. 4 February 2010. <http://www.oregonzoo .org/Newsroom/images/OcelotKittenOnExhibit.jpg>.

“Ocelot.” Exzooberance, 1999. 4 February 2010. <http://www.exzooberance.com/virtual 20zoo/they%20walk/ocelot/Ocelot%20159079.jpg>.