Sunday, August 26, 2007

Animals that begin with O

This week I thought I’d focus on animals that begin with O. I’ll start with one of my favorites—the Ocelot.

Bigger than a domestic cat, but small compared to other “big cats,” the Ocelot is also called the Painted Leopard. Its fur is similar to a jaguar’s.

Ocelots live in South and Central American, Mexico, and sometimes can be found in Texas.

The artist Salvador Dalí frequently traveled with his pet ocelot, even bringing it aboard the luxury cruise liner SS France. However, they are not common as pets.

Here’s a video of a an ocelot kitten and his mom at the Oregon zoo:

Isn't he cute?

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