Southern Brazilian Ocelot
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southern brazilian ocelot
Common Name Southern Brazilian Ocelot
Scientific Name Leopardus pardalis mitis
Range Southern Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina
Status Endangered
Comments The Southern Brazilian Ocelot is an excellent hunter that climbs trees and swims well. It is a nocturnal hunter whose large ears and acute eyesight (6x better than humans) enable it to track down it's prey easily. Early fur trade destroyed a great number of this species and although outlawed illegal poaching can still occur. It has been slow to recover it's population due to a naturally slow reproduction rate
in a rapidly vanishing natural habitat.

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 60mm f/2.8 Micro, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight, Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Leopardus
Species: L. pardalis

last update 5/24/08
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