a spotted leopardlike cat, Felis pardalis, ranging from Texas through South America: now greatly reduced in number and endangered in the U.S.
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- oc·e·loid, adjective
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How to use ocelot in a sentence
Further refinement of the knowledge and techniques to create genetic exchange between wild and zoo-managed ocelot populations or among wild ocelot populations living in fragmented habitats will help ensure that these animals survive into the future.
They’ll add greater diversity to the ocelot population managed in North American zoos, while improving our understanding of possibilities for increasing genetic diversity within wild ocelot populations.
It was the first time anyone was trying to produce a pregnancy in a zoo-born female ocelot using sperm recovered from a deceased wild male ocelot.
The Silver Spring brewery has invited some stellar guests, including Wheatland Spring, Sapwood Cellars, ocelot and Other Half, to take over its taps for the day.The best things to do in the D.C. area the week of Nov. 18-24 | Fritz Hahn, Anying Guo, Stephanie Williams, Adele Chapin | November 18, 2021 | Washington Post
Hockema said the site is a habitat for ocelots, an endangered species.Engineers raise alarms over the risk of major explosions at LNG plants | Will Englund | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
The hounds, who well knew where the ocelot had gone to, were chasing it from tree to tree; but still it continued to elude them.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
Now and then a wolf would approach, or a puma, or ocelot; but a shout would send them to the rightabout.In the Wilds of Florida | W.H.G. Kingston
I soon reloaded and hurried after Trusty, who was barking round a small oak in which the ocelot had sought shelter.The Backwoodsman | Various
The ocelot is found only in forest districts, and is an excellent climber, spending most of its life in the trees.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History | Theodore Wood
The animal called the margay is really a kind of small ocelot, and it is sometimes known as the tiger-cat.The Animal World, A Book of Natural History | Theodore Wood
British Dictionary definitions for ocelot
a feline mammal, Felis pardalis, inhabiting the forests of Central and South America and having a dark-spotted buff-brown coat
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