The ocelot, or Leopardus pardalis, is a wild cat that roams the south west of the US, also in Mexico, Central and South Americas, and some of the Caribbean Islands.
It weighs between 17 and 34 lbs. and can be as large as 20″ high at the shoulder from the ground. The Ocelot is active during twilight and at night, it is solitary and territorial, it typically eats small animals. Momma Ocelots will bear 3 babies that stay with the mother until 2 years of age.
The ocelot is not endangered but its natural habitats are threatened from fires, hunting, and traffic accidents.