Journey into the Peruvian Amazon rainforest to meet the ocelot, a wild cat found across the Americas!
- Scientific name: Leopardus pardalis
- Where they live: North, Central, and South America
- Habitat: rainforests, savannas, and swamp forests
- Diet: includes rodents, reptiles, birds, and sometimes fish
Did you know?
- The ocelot is Latin America’s third largest wild cat.
- Each individual ocelot has a unique pattern of spots and stripes.
- Ocelots are nocturnal – they have excellent eyesight to hunt prey in the dark.
- Ocelots spend most of their time on the ground, but they are good swimmers. They also climb trees.
Fauna Forever for sharing the camera trap videos from the Peruvian Amazon, and to the San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Ranch for additional footage.