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Tigrillo

Leopardus tigrinus

Description:

Small wild cat, probably female, it had the size of a big domestic cat.

Habitat:

Cloud forest

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12 Comments

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 8 years ago

Hi Carolina thanks for the details....was so curious about the 3 different cats and how they differ....they all looks so similar. All equally as beautiful!

Carolina
Carolina 8 years ago

It is similar in features, Annalisa. Oncilla (Tigrillo in spanish) is smaller than the Ocelot and Margay.
Here you can see Project Noah explaining some of their differences: https://www.facebook.com/projectnoah/pos... :)

AnnalisaD
AnnalisaD 8 years ago

it looks like an Ocelot?....or is it just similar in features....beautiful spotting. http://www.sabalolodge.com/ocelot.html

Thanks!

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Sounds like you are doing a very worthwhile job there Juan! :)

Christiane
Christiane 9 years ago

JuanSebastianVillamil... Beautiful spotting.. Could you please re-post the last 3 photos into another spotting?

I dont return them my self, i usually give them to specialist. is a long and difficult process, so i just breed them with the condition that some of them must be return in my area.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

I am sure that many people would be interested in seeing more photos of such a beautiful animal! Do you breed them to return to the wild?

I do, this particular specie lives near by Bogot√°, so in my free time i run a breed program in a farm of my own, and sometimes take care of wounded animals that local farmers find.
if you want ill send you more pics.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

Are you involved with rehabilitation or conservation with this species Juan?

even more beautiful when babies.

KarenL
KarenL 9 years ago

What a beautiful cat!

Cundinamarca, Colombia

Spotted on Jun 15, 2011
Submitted on Oct 16, 2011

Spotted for Mission

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