Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Meet the Ocelot

In response to a reader — who made it quite clear they want to read about ocelots — I have dedicated today’s fact to just that. The ocelot is a wild cat about twice the size of an average house cat. It’s a nocturnal hunter, often going after rodents, rabbits and frogs, but it also jumps in the trees, hunting monkeys and birds. The ocelot’s beautiful spotted fur helps it stay camouflaged; however, its fur is also a popular commodity among hunters, making it one of the many animals on the endangered species list.

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