Eco News #31: Oncilla, the rarest cat, caught on camera

December 1st, 2012

Hello Greenzoners!

Oncilla, the rarest, cat

Few days ago we wrote about recent encounter with the world’s rarest whale. Well, there is no end to great discoveries – especially if it comes to rare animals!
The Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus) is one of the rarest cats known – it lives across Amazon and Andes area and is the smallest cat in South America.  Very little is known about their lives and their history, which made them some kind of a mystery among the people. Recently, Wildlife Conservation Society researchers, Guido Ayala, Maria Viscarra, and Robert Wallace managed to take the first photo of a mentioned extremely rare cat.
The picture they submitted won BBC Wildlife camera-trap photo competition, as it is the first proof of Oncilla’s existence. 🙂

More about Oncilla here http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121129111746.htm

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2 Responses to “Eco News #31: Oncilla, the rarest cat, caught on camera”

  1. hhah92 says:

    oh… nice pic I love it……. and new information to me …… thnx

  2. eyef says:

    “first proof of Oncilla’s existence.”
    Lol… Where then Wikipedia took photos of this animal for the section of it?

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