The rarest specie on exhibit at Monkey Park is the beautiful ocelot. This female was brought to Monkey Park in 2009 and is about three years old. Very elusive in the natural environment, these cats once used to be found in great numbers in Central and South America. Due to its beautiful valuable quality of fur it was over-harvested for decades.
This, along with loss of habitat, has resulted in its being listed as critically endangered. We aim to eventually establish a breeding program and release future generations back to the natural environment in highly secluded areas.