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Oncilla

Oncilla

Scientific name: Leopardus tigrinus

The oncilla, also known as the little spotted cat, tigrillo, or tiger cat, is a small spotted cat native to montane and tropical rainforests of Central and South America. It is active during the night and in twilight, but has also been recorded during the day.

The oncilla is a close relative of the ocelot and the margay, and has a rich ochre coat, spotted with black rosettes.

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Oncilla

On a jungle trail near the Arenal Volcano