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Rodents In The Rainforest Risk Their Lives To Eat
2013-12-18 12:22:08

Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Hungry rodents that wake up early are much more likely to be eaten than rodents getting plenty of food and shut-eye, according to new results from a study at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama. The study was published in the journal Animal Behavior, early online edition, Dec., 2013. Scientists equipped agoutis, common rainforest rodents, and ocelots, their feline predators, with radio collars and tracked them 24/7 via an...

2013-09-13 12:20:31

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe has received a $36.3 million (EUR23 million) contract for an additional 24 Foxhound light tactical blast-protected vehicles from the UK Ministry of Defence (MoD). The order will expand the MoD's fleet to 400 vehicles. General Dynamics Land Systems, parent company of General Dynamics Land Systems - Force Protection Europe, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD)....

2011-06-29 09:00:00

TROY, Mich., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- AxleTech International, a General Dynamics (NYSE: GD) company, announced today that the company's St. Etienne, France, facility has delivered the first drivetrain and suspension components to Force Protection Europe, Ltd. (FPE) for the United Kingdom's new Light Protected Patrol Vehicle (LPPV) program. AxleTech is a supply partner to FPE, which produces the Ocelot vehicle for the LPPV program. FPE initially will build 200 vehicles for the British...

2009-08-20 21:56:40

U.S. luxury department store chain Neiman Marcus says boots it advertised as containing natural ocelot fur were actually made with ocelot-patterned goat fur. Ginger Reeder, a spokeswoman for Neiman Marcus, said the Dallas-headquartered chain's investigation into the eyebrow-raising advertisement found the Manolo Blahnik Cava Fur-Trim OTK Boots, which retail for $1,495, do not actually contain any illegally harvested fur from the endangered species of wildcat, The Dallas Morning News reported...


Latest Ocelot Reference Libraries

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2007-07-16 14:22:00

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...

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2007-01-19 12:36:30

The margay (Leopardus wiedii, or Felis wiedii) is a spotted cat native to Central and South America. It is a solitary nocturnal animal that prefers remote sections of the rainforest. Although it was once believed to be vulnerable to extinction, the IUCN now lists it as "Least Concern". It roams the rainforests from Mexico to Argentina. The margay is very similar to the Ocelot, although the head is a bit shorter. The tail is longer, and the spotted pattern on the tail is different. Most...

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2007-01-19 12:34:51

The ocelot (Leopardus pardalis) is a wild cat distributed over South and Central America and Mexico. It has been reported as far north as Texas and in Trinidad, in the Caribbean. It can be up to 3 ft 2 in (100 cm) long, plus 1 ft 6 inches (45 cm) tail length, and weighs 20 to 33 pounds (10 to 15 kg). The ocelot is mostly nocturnal and very territorial. They will fight fiercely, sometimes to the death. This is most likely in territorial disputes. Like most felines, they are solitary,...

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