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American Ocelot | Nature


Watch now at video.wkar.org and in the free PBS App | Dive deep into South Texas to meet one of the United States' most endangered wild cats: the ocelot.

With fewer than 120 known ocelots remaining in the United States, the stakes are high for their survival. American Ocelot chronicles the sad history, precarious present, and optimistic future for one of the country’s most endangered wild cats. Wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters documents these rare and elusive animals in South Texas while meeting with biologists, ranchers, and the cats themselves. Through camera trap cinematography, witness a rare glimpse into what is required of a mother ocelot to raise her young successfully. There is hope for a bright future – an ocelot population could be restored in Texas and beyond if ranchers, scientists, and government agencies work together on a solution.

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