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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Ocelot - cat family


Environmental defense is one of the few national conservation organizations actively working to save the endangered ocelot from extinction.

postmarked in 2009 with a 28 cent stamp

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The Ocelot is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico, but has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean.

The Ocelot's appearance is similar to that of the domestic cat. Its fur resembles that of a Clouded Leopard or Jaguar and was once regarded as particularly valuable. As a result, hundreds of thousands of Ocelots have been killed for their fur.

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