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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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67 Comments (1–25)

Clubpenguin2.0
Clubpenguin2.0 10 months ago

So cute

Cassie456
Cassie456 a year ago

It's amazing!!

yunseong1
yunseong1 a year ago

Good pic of Oncilla.

Erin S
Erin S 2 years ago

It is beautiful!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 2 years ago

I agree, 5!

5anika
5anika 2 years ago

Amazing!

HazelMarley
HazelMarley 2 years ago

Looks like a cat! Great shot.

Neil Ross
Neil Ross 3 years 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 3 years ago

What a magnificent shot you got there!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 3 years ago

Amazing photo!

mcaul6515
mcaul6515 3 years ago

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

guillota1
guillota1 3 years ago

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

Beautiful !

brooke1
brooke1 4 years ago

wow so cool

LuckyLogan
LuckyLogan 4 years ago

Nice!

Francisco Araújo
Francisco Araújo 4 years ago

Thid it atak you ? Anyway its amaizing!

MichaelFoisy
MichaelFoisy 4 years ago

An amazing felid! Great shot!

the_tajminator
the_tajminator 4 years ago

amazing...it looks so harmless

BethAngermeier
BethAngermeier 4 years ago

Beautiful!

WiwidSarono
WiwidSarono 4 years ago

nice !

Lily Barth
Lily Barth 4 years ago

So cute!!

Leuba Ridgway
Leuba Ridgway 4 years ago

Just seen this pic - what a handsome creature. Love the detail.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 4 years ago

Had never heard of Oncilla - superb looking feline.

LaurieWinters
LaurieWinters 4 years ago

Beautiful!

Carolina
Carolina 4 years ago

She! :)
(By the way, I'll e-mail you next week to see if I can make it to the reserve)

Barranquilla, Atlántico, Colombia

Lat: 10.99, Long: -74.77

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

Reference

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