Southern Texas, Mexico, Central and South America
Rodents, rabbits, young deer, monkeys and javelina, birds, snakes and fish
Humid tropical forests to arid desert habitats
The ocelot is a medium-size, short-hair cat. It hunts at night and swims well. This cat uses lower tree branches to hunt birds, bats, and snakes. Its distinctive markings serve as camouflage. Unfortunately, the ocelot is hunted for the beauty of its coat.
MORE ABOUT OUR ANIMALS:
Our male ocelot Frado was born on February 24, 2004 and arrived at the El Paso Zoo from the Cincinnati Zoo on April 14, 2008. Our female ocelot, Lindy, was born June 26, 2013 and arrived at the El Paso Zoo from the Dallas Zoo.
HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED IN CONSERVATION EFFORTS:
Read about ocelots online and check out books from your local library. Become a member of the El Paso Zoological Society. Funds raised by the Society are used to support conservation efforts at the Zoo and in the wild.