The Oncilla, Leopardus tigrinus, also known as the Little Spotted Cat or Tiger Cat, is a close relative of the Ocelot and Margay. The Oncilla’s habitat is the tropical rainforests of Central and South America. They are nocturnal cats.
The Oncilla grows to about 18 – 24 inches with a 10 – 20 inch tail. Although they are somewhat larger than domestic cats, the Oncilla is slightly lighter, weighing only 5 – 10 pounds. Most adult domestic cats are heavier. The primary food of the Oncilla includes rodents and birds.