Study Documents 18 Endangered Ocelots Living Near U.S.-Mexico Border

Published: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:45pm
Updated: Monday, January 27, 2020 - 2:50pm
Audio icon Download mp3 (6.95 MB)

An endangered species that has been spotted in southern Arizona is living undisturbed south of the border. The ocelot is a medium-sized species of Leopard that can be found as far north as southern Arizona and Texas and as far south as northern Argentina.

A new study documented 18 ocelots living on a Sonoran cattle ranch and wildlife refuge near the U.S. border. The cats were photographed over two different time periods dating back to 2007.

Study author Jim Rorabaugh, a retired U.S. Game and Fish Department biologist, joined The Show to talk about it.

More Stories From KJZZ

One Source, My Connection!

Like Arizona Science Desk on Facebook