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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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78 Comments (1–25)

josefina2
josefina2 6 months ago

how biutiful is veri biutiful

alana1
alana1 7 months ago

how lovley

Erin S
Erin S 8 months ago

It is beautiful!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 8 months ago

I agree, 5!

5anika
5anika 10 months ago

Amazing!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 10 months 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 a year ago

woooooooooooooo! it 's look very nice

sofit1
sofit1 a year ago

i love , it is beautiful.

francop1
francop1 a year ago

it is beautiful

ceci1
ceci1 a year ago

is lovely i want to see one =)

guillota1
guillota1 a year ago

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

sofi2
sofi2 a year ago

Beautiful my favorite wild animal

Reza Hashemizadeh
Reza Hashemizadeh a year ago

Beautiful !

Ocean Mist
Ocean Mist a year ago

its beautiful

fede1
fede1 a year ago

aw how cute

brooke1
brooke1 2 years ago

wow so cool

sofi2
sofi2 2 years ago

lovely

fati1
fati1 2 years ago

nice. one thin is a cat or a leopard

Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Lat: 10.99, Long: -74.77

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

Reference

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