Ocelot named Lindy born this summer at Dallas Zoo

August 14, 2013 3:54:50 PM PDT
An ocelot has been born at the Dallas Zoo in a welcome arrival as part of a species survival plan.

The Dallas Morning News reported Wednesday that the female kitten named Lindy was born June 26. The mother named Milagre and father called Joaquin join Lindy as the only zoo's only ocelots.

Lindy lives with her mother in the Cat Row exhibit. Zoo spokesman Todd Bowsher says Lindy is really active and has become a little bit more independent by playing in the habitat.

Ocelots are larger than common house cats and are mainly found in South America. Experts say the wildcats aren't categorized as endangered but their population has decreased significantly in recent years due to habitat destruction and hunters.

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