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A South American mountain lion (Puma concolor puma) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A South American mountain lion (Puma concolor puma) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A South American mountain lion (Puma concolor puma) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A South American mountain lion (Puma concolor puma) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A South American mountain lion (Puma concolor puma) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A South American mountain lion (Puma concolor puma) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A pampas cat (Leopardus colocola) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A pampas cat (Leopardus colocola) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A pampas cat (Leopardus colocola) at the Santiago Zoo.

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An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis mitis) at the Santiago Zoo.

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An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis mitis) at the Santiago Zoo.

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An ocelot (Leopardus pardalis mitis) at the Santiago Zoo.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A four-month old oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides) at Huachipa Zoo in Lima, Peru. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A female Colocolo or pampas cat (Leopardus colocolo colocolo) at Unidad de Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre.
This animal was from the Calama, Chile, area. She came to the wildlife hospital as a baby. She was 1 1/2 years old when photographed in January 2020.

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A female Colocolo or pampas cat (Leopardus colocolo colocolo) at Unidad de Rehabilitación de Fauna Silvestre.
This animal was from the Calama, Chile, area. She came to the wildlife hospital as a baby. She was 1 1/2 years old when photographed in January 2020.

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A Puma (Puma concolor capricorniensis) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A Pampas cat or colocolo (Leopardus colocolo braccatus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. All wildcats in Brazil have the same problems with both these issues. This animal’s name is Paihaço, which means clown.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A female Southern oncilla or tiger cat (Leopardus guttulus) at Fundacao Jardim Zoologico de Brasilia. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. Habitat loss and poaching for the skin are two threats to the species. This animal was rescued as an orphan in the Brasilia area by IBAMA, the Brazilian wildlife agency. This animal’s name is Potira, an indigenous name for a local goddess.

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A margay (Leopardus wiedii pirrensis) named Diego, at Zoologico de Quito.

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A margay (Leopardus wiedii pirrensis) named Diego, at Zoologico de Quito.

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A margay (Leopardus wiedii pirrensis) named Diego, at Zoologico de Quito.

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