Monkey frog in Peru, Owl butterfly in the Amazon, Shoebill in Uganda, infant lowland gorilla in gabon, green python in Borneo
Ocelot in Belize


The ocelot (scientific name: Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat a bit larger than a giant housecat. Ocelots live in rainforests and other habitats in South and Central America. Ocelots can be found as far north as Texas in the United States.

Ocelots are active at night (nocturnal) and hunt small monkeys, snakes, rodents and birds.

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