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.
This oncilla was photographed at the Barranquilla zoo.
Lat: 10.99, Long: -74.77
Spotted on Nov 30, 2010
Submitted on Feb 27, 2011
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