Ocelot 6-8th Grade Science

Research ocelots here:  https://bigcatrescue.org/ocelot-facts/

1.  Ocelots are larger than which of their feline cousins?

2.  In an attempt to make them better pets, some humans do what to big cats including

  Ocelots?

  1. De-fang
  2. De-claw
  3. De-scent
  4. Alter or neuter
  5. All of the above

 

 

SEVENTH GRADE: 

 

1.  In terms of the Species Survival Plan how could it be problematic that most Ocelots

     in captivity are of unknown or hybrid ancestry?

2.  How long do Ocelots generally live in captivity versus the wild?

   How can this difference be explained?

For an extra challenge:  Discuss the merits of life in the wild versus life in captivity.

 

 

 

EIGTH GRADE:

 

1.  What behavioral adaptations do Ocelots display?

2.  What physical adaptations aid in the Ocelot’s survival?

  • Protective coloration; camouflage
  • Claws
  • Foul smelling urine
  • Sharp teeth
  • All of the above

 

 

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