Body length: 38 - 59 cm, Tail: 20 - 42 cm
1.8 - 3.5 kg
Found across a broad range of habitats, generally in areas of dense cover
Discretion is the better part of valor. That's the motto the oncilla lives by, making itself scarce whenever larger cats are in the neighborhood. The little feline will even change its normal nocturnal habits and become active in the day to avoid running into ocelots, pumas and the like. The oncilla regularly goes on the prowl for birds, rodents, lizards and marsupials, but doesn't turn up its nose at eating plants. Prized for its soft, thick fur, this gorgeous cat is bedeviled by hunting as well as habitat loss and fragmentation.