Yesterday, we had a shocking call about a juvenile ocelot that had been attacked by dogs in the street. It seems the animal was an escaped pet that someone had been keeping illegally. The initial surgery went well, and we are hoping that he will respond well to treatment.
It’s only the 5th of January and we already have our first rescue of the year, a baby Ocelot. We don’t know his story yet, but tomorrow we will start with the paperwork and with finding him a good home in a rescue centre.
He is doing well but his test results came back positive for multiple types of intestinal and skin parasites, most probably due to poor care after his capture and proximity to domestic animals. We have just given him his first treatment and hope he will fully recover soon.
Here is our latest rescue, an Ocelot that the authorities of Corral Quemado in Amazonas. He was seized from a trafficker and will stay with us until we can send him on to a good rescue centre.
Ocelots are nocturnal mammals that spend most of the day resting before coming out to hunt for a variety of prey at night. They can also swim and have been known to fish in rivers. Ocelots are currently threatened by habitat loss and wildlife trafficking.
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