A sad fact. ocelots are one of the most sought after wildcats on the black market. They are purchased at ridiculously high prices and the breeding and selling of them is perpetuating the suffering of wildcats nationwide and, indeed worldwide.
The Ocelot, also known as the dwarf leopard, is a wild cat distributed extensively over South America including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico. They have been reported as far north as Texas.