DISTRIBUTION: South America including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico.
DIET: Rodents, rabbits, young deer, birds, snakes and fish.
NOTES: Ocelots are highly skilled hunters, tracking prey by odor trails. Once a prey is captured, they eat at the kill site and cover the remains when they are finished. The ocelot is mostly nocturnal and very territorial. It will fight fiercely, sometimes to the death, in territorial disputes.