Rare Photo of a Live Ocelot Captured

live ocelot photo
Image credit: (Bill and Mavis) - B&M; Photography/Flickr

Though the range of the ocelot is believed to extend from southern Arizona into Argentina, no living specimen had been seen or photographed farther north than Texas—until now.

Released on Earth Day, a photo captured with a camera trap seems to show a live ocelot roaming in the state.Audubon writes:

The recent photograph, captured in November 2009, suggests that Arizona still provides suitable habitat for the cat, which is endangered throughout its range.

Read more at Audubonmagazine.org
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Tags: Animals | Conservation


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