This time on Candid Animal Cam, Romi takes us on a journey into the Peruvian Amazon rainforest to meet the ocelot, a wild cat found across the Americas.

About ocelots:

  • The scientific name for ocelot is Leopardus pardalis
  • Ocelots are found in North, Central, and South America.
  • The ocelot is Latin America’s third largest wild cat.
  • Ocelots live in rainforests, savannas, and swamp forests.
  • Each individual ocelot has a unique pattern of spots and stripes.
  • Ocelots are nocturnal and have excellent eyesight to hunt prey in the dark.
  • Ocelots spend most of their time on the ground, but they are good swimmers and also climbers.

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Romi thanks:

Fauna Forever for sharing the camera trap videos from the Peruvian Amazon, and to the San Miguelito Jaguar Conservation Ranch for additional footage.