spotted wild catmedium-sized spotted wild cat that reaches 40–50 cm (15.7–19.7 in) at the shoulders and weighs between 8 and 15.5 kg (17.6 and 34.2 lb). It was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1758.


Ocelot /ˈɒsəlɒt/
Family: Felidae
Subfamily: Felinae
Genus: Leopardus
Species: L. pardalis

Is a ocelot a tiger?

However, ocelots are only distantly related to true leopards or tigers. Leopards and tigers are members of the Pantherinae (roaring cats) subfamily, and ocelots are in the Felinae (small cats) subfamily.

Is an ocelot a bobcat?

Southern Texas is home to two similar species of small wild cat: the ocelot, which is a federally endangered habitat specialist, and the bobcat, a thriving habitat generalist. Despite their similar size, environment, and food preferences, the two are able to coexist.

Can an ocelot breed with a domestic cat?

The Ocicat is an all-domestic breed of cat which resembles a wild cat but has no wild DNA in its gene pool. The breed is unusual in that it is spotted like a wild cat but has the temperament of a domestic animal. It is named for its resemblance to the ocelot.

TICA standard
ACFA/CAA standard
CCA-AFC standard

Is an ocelot a Jaguar?

The ocelot and the jaguar are both spotted wild cats, but you wouldn’t mistake one for the other. Leopardus pardalis and Panthera onca differ greatly in size and coat pattern. In one unfortunate way, they don’t differ: Both species are endangered.

Are ocelots good pets?

They’re Very Destructive

Wildcats all make terrible pets because of their destructive natures. They tear things apart and scratch up walls. Their claws will destroy carpet and furniture, even unintentionally. Ocelots will attempt to scent mark all around your home, and they’ll chew on anything they desire.

Are ocelots friendly?

A carefully raised ocelot can be a very affectionate animal. They are playful and very active. Many I have known would play with a rope or ball as long as they could convince their person to keep playing with them.

Do ocelots meow?

Both male and female ocelots produce a long-range “yowl” in the mating season and a short-range “meow”. Ocelots can mate any time during the year.

How much do ocelots cost?

Most of the mid-size cats, like Servals and Caracals, cost $1700.00 to $2800.00 and Ocelots can run as high as $15,000.00. The more rare the cat, the higher the price.

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