Reproductive life history of ocelotsLeopardus pardalis in southern Texas

  title={Reproductive life history of ocelotsLeopardus pardalis in southern Texas},
  author={Linda L. Laack and Michael E. Tewes and Aaron M. Haines and John H. Rappole},
  journal={Acta Theriologica},
The ocelotLeopardus pardalis Linnaeus, 1758 is an endangered felid in the United States currently restricted to southern Texas. The objectives of our study were to obtain data on ocelot parturition dates, fecundity, sex ratios, den characteristics, and first year survival, all of which are critical in development of population viability models. Sixteen parturition events were recorded ranging from mid-April to late December for 12 wild ocelots. Cumulatively, litters consisted of 1 or 2 kittens… 

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