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Common Name Ocelot

Scientific Name Leopardus pardalis

Species Mammals

Family/Group Cats



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In size the ocelot is the third catlike species in line. Its head and body measure from 55 to 100 cm and they weigh between 20 and 32 pound. Its fur varies from whitish to yellow and dark lines and spots, arranged in small group, are spread over its body. Ocelots have two dark lines on both cheeks, and the tail is also ringed with dark lines. It is a nocturnal animal. Ocelots give birth to 2-4 cubs. The mating season is unknown.

Nicaragua Animal Guide