The Ocelots


Wild cats are often taken from the rainforest and sold as pets. This was the case for Nikte. He is a beautiful Ocelot who lives further away from the other animals to reduce his contact with humans which we hope will ensure his survival once he is released into the wild. It is really important for us to monitor his ability to hunt and so that he gets used to being in the wild and acting like a wild Ocelot. 


Samara is a beautiful female Ocelot that arrived at RAREC in February 2023 around 4 months old. She was being kept as a pet but she is really playful and shows great attitude! 

As she is young, we want to start teaching her about the wild and she will be able to develop her hunting skills. We hope in the future, she will be released and tracked by our biologist interns. 

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