Ocelots are found in Central and South America and have recently been observed in southern Arizona and in southern Texas. They live in rain forests, thick bush, semi-deserts, coastal marsh and along river banks.

Desmond the Ocelot

Fun Facts

  • The Greenville Zoo is home to two ocelots, Oz and Evita.
  • The ocelot is considered a good swimmer.
  • Their favorite enrichment activity is Minnow Madness (catching minnows in a small pond of water).
  • Their favorite food is mice!

How to Adopt

You may complete our online adoption form. Or you may also use the Adopt-an-Animal form (PDF) to join the program. Simply fill it out and return it to the Greenville Zoo. Please make checks payable to the Greenville Zoo.

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