BC: visit more about the ocelot at: www.ocelot.html
FC: OCELOT(LEOPARDUS PARDALIS) | Delmi Antunez Ms.Taylor-4th per.
2: Description | An ocelot colors varies from creamy or tawny yellow with black spots and stripes. It has dappled fur that serves as camouflages in the Jungles of South & Central America. | Its size is about 28-35 inches or longer
3: Ocelots are nocturnal cats, they can swim very well and can adapt to human habitats. And they have sharp teeth meaning that they can't chew instead they have to tear their food into pieces and then swallow it. | Adaptations | They also have sharp claws and can climb up the trees.
4: Habitat | An ocelot can be find in a rain forest, montane forest, thick bush, semi-deserts, coastal marsh, and along river banks Abiotic factors of rainforest are the amount of water, sunlight,climate, weather and Precipitation The distribution is in the South & Central America. | The dominant plan of a rain forest are broadleaf evergreen trees.
5: Nutrition | Here its eating a bunny | It can also eat birds,bats,snakes,fish,reptiles and amphibians | Here its eating a rat | It is adapted to eating meat | It can eat a lizard | it can eat mouse
6: Role in the ecosystem | It is an carnivore here is tiny food web
7: The minimum breeding age for females is 18 months w/ the maximum breeding age for 13 years. The gestation period is from 79-85 days. 1 or 2 can be born at once & the parents care for the offspring for a year. | Reproduction
8: Threats & Solution | In its ecosystem it faces habitat destruction and becoming isolated. The Big Cat Rescues center is trying to protect them by preserving their habitat in the wild and they are helping establish a eco-toursim so people can view those animal & to know how valuable these animals are.And that keeping them alive is way more beneficial economically then to just kill them and sell them as a pet. My solution will be to ban hunting b/c is one of the main causes some species go extinct.
9: Works Cited | http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/ocelot.html http://www.bigcatrescue.org/cats/wild/ocelot.htm http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/11509/0/rangemap http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/11509/0 http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/researchstarters/rainforests/