The beautiful Ocelot is a wild cat of the Americas. Leopardus Pardalis, it is also known as ‘Painted Leopard’, ‘Manigordo’ and ‘McKenney’s Wild Cat’. Twice as large as a domestic cat, it can be nearly five feet long (including tail) and weigh around twenty five to thirty pounds.
Ocelot’s fur resembles that of Jaguar according to many people’s opinion though to me it looks more like a small clouded leopard. Coat varies in color from cream/yellow in dry areas to dark yellow/brown in densely forested habitats. Markings are irregular, dark brown with a black border, in the form of spots and stripes along the body length. A nocturnal cat, Ocelot is often seen resting in tree …