Ocelot 9-12th Grade Science

 

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When the ocelots were first introduced to their large habitat area, they had no natural predators. The sought out and ate many of the eggs of insect- eating birds.  What probably occurred after the introduction of the ocelots in the area?

  1. The bird population increased
  2. The insect population increased
  3. The bird population began to seek a new food source
  4. The insect population began to seek a new food source

 

 

 

SHORT ANSWER

What do you think would happen if hyenas, who are successful scavengers were introduced to the ocelot habitat?  How would the environment and the ocelots be effected?

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