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Ocelot Male Skull Replica measures 4.9 inches. Ocelot Male Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in USA. Leopardus pardalis is the scientific name. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw).
The Ocelot or Leopardus pardalis is a small wild cat native to the southwestern United States, Mexico, Central and South America.
The Ocelot or Leopardus pardalis fur is extensively marked with solid black markings on a creamy, tawny, yellowish, reddish grey or grey background color. The spots on their head and limbs are small, but markings on the back, cheeks and flanks are open or closed bands and stripes. They have a few dark stripes that run straight from the back of the neck up to the tip of the tail. Its neck and undersides are white, the insides of the legs are marked with a few horizontal streaks.
The Ocelot round ears are marked with a bright white spot. Its fur is short, about 0.31 in. long on the belly, but with longer, about 0.39 in. long guard hairs on the back. It has 28 to 30 teeth, and its eyes are brown but reflect golden when illuminated.
Leopardus pardalis have been observed to follow scent trails to acquire prey. They walk slowly at a speed of about 0.2 mph. searching for prey. Alternatively, an ocelot may wait for prey for 30 to 60 minutes at a certain site, and move to another walking at 0.5 to0.9 mph. They typically prefers hunting in areas with vegetation cover, avoiding open areas, especially on moonlit nights, so as not to be seen by the prey.
As a carnivore, the Ocelot or Leopardus pardalis preys on small terrestrial mammals such as rodents, lagomorphs, armadillos, opossums, and also fish, insects, reptiles and small birds. Leopardus pardalis usually feeds on the kill immediately, but removes bird feathers before consuming. It typically preys on animals that weigh less than 2 lbs.
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