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Oncilla

Leopardus tigrinus

Description:

Is a small spotted felid found in the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. The Oncilla resembles the Margay and the Ocelot, but is smaller, with a slender build and narrower muzz. it is classified as vulnerable. The chief threats to these felines are deforestation and poaching. They are also killed for their pelts, which are highly prized and often sold or made into clothing. Also another factor contributing to Oncilla mortality is human expansion, settling what was once open terrain for wild cats. Coffee plantations are most often established in cloud forest habitats, causing the reduction of preferred habitats.

Notes:

This oncilla was photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.


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80 Comments (1–25)

Cassie456
Cassie456 4 months ago

It's amazing!!

yunseong1
yunseong1 5 months ago

Good pic of Oncilla.

josefina2
josefina2 a year ago

how biutiful is veri biutiful

alana1
alana1 a year ago

how lovley

Erin S
Erin S a year ago

It is beautiful!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley a year ago

I agree, 5!

5anika
5anika a year ago

Amazing!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley a year ago

Looks like a cat! Great shot.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross a year ago

A big cat in a small package. Perfect. Beautiful photo and spotting, Carolina. Love the info too. I loathe the thought that they're killed for their pelts. Absolutely criminal!!!

Phillip Torres
Phillip Torres a year ago

What a magnificent shot you got there!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 a year ago

Amazing photo!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 a year ago

Wow, I've never heard of this animal before!!

mauricio1
mauricio1 a year ago

woow is very fast, fantastic

patricio1
patricio1 a year ago

He runs very fast. He has many stains. He is very pretty.

isaa1
isaa1 a year ago

I love it.

nachog1
nachog1 2 years ago

woooooooooooooo! it 's look very nice

sofit1
sofit1 2 years ago

i love , it is beautiful.

francop1
francop1 2 years ago

it is beautiful

ceci1
ceci1 2 years ago

is lovely i want to see one =)

guillota1
guillota1 2 years ago

beautiful is one of the best photos i look very lovly i put favorites

sofi2
sofi2 2 years ago

Beautiful my favorite wild animal

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh 2 years ago

Beautiful !

Ocean Mist
Ocean Mist 2 years ago

its beautiful

fede1
fede1 2 years ago

aw how cute

brooke1
brooke1 2 years ago

wow so cool

Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Lat: 10.99, Long: -74.77

Spotted on Nov 30, 2010
Submitted on Feb 27, 2011

Reference

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