will be joining some 130 different species of animal currently resident at the centre, which plans an important role in captive breeding schemes.
A contingent valuation has yet to be calculated for wild ocelots
in southern Texas.
Now scientists know just what to use to attract ocelots
in the wild.
And what animals there are: spotted cats like ocelots
, jaguars and margays; other cats such as cougars, jaguarundis, bobcats, as well as coyotes, grey foxes and skunks.
Staff at Dallas Zoo in Texas have discovered that nothing turns on their ocelots
better than Calvin Klein's Obsession for Men cologne.
A generation ago, ocelots
roamed Trinidad's rainforest.
Zoologist and trapper Quentin Rose said that in the last six years he had identified 27 reliable reports of leopards and 32 of pumas, along with 18 smaller members of the cat family - jungle cats, leopard cats and ocelots
. There had been sightings in the West Country, the Midlands, Wales, East Anglia and Scotland.
In the last six years he had identified 27 reliable reports of leopards, 32 of puma and 18 smaller members of the cat family jungle cats, leopard cats and ocelots
, jaguarundis, jaguars, and lynx are not faring as well as the bobcat (mountain lions were covered in the July/August 1095 issue).
Caption: Above: The Rio Grande River; right: Only around 50 ocelots
remain in the U.S.
Hilary Swarts, the lead recovery biologist for the ocelot
at LANWR, the major threats to Texas ocelots
include habitat loss and fragmentation, reduced genetic diversity, and high risk of road mortality.
The order Rodentia was the order most consumed by ocelots
, followed by Didelphimorphia and Primates.
The 2010 recipient was "Habitat partitioning by sympatric ocelots
and bobcats: implications for recovery of ocelots
in southern Texas," The Southwestern Naturalist 54(2):119-126, by J.
Study site: we studied ocelots
on Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama (9[degrees]10' N, 79[degrees]51' W).
Like jaguars and ocelots
, jaguarundis inhabit a diverse array of habitats, including lowland forests and thickets (Kitchener, 1991), tropical dry forest (Bisbal, 1989), riparian habitat, and abandoned agricultural fields (Konecny, 1989).