One of the United States’ most endangered wild cats “American Ocelot” on NATURE, Nov. 9 at 8 pm< < Back to
Learn the Threats and Solutions Facing America’s Most Endangered Wild Cat in Nature: American Ocelot
Wednesday, November 9 at 8 pm on PBS
Witness a never-before-seen glimpse into the struggle, love, and determination required of a mother ocelot to raise her young successfully.
With fewer than 120 known ocelots remaining in the United States, the stakes are high for their survival. Dive deep into South Texas to meet one of America’s most endangered cats in Nature: American Ocelot, premiering Wednesday, November 9 at 8 p.m. on PBS, pbs.org/nature, YouTube and the PBS Video app.
Nature: American Ocelot chronicles the sad history, precarious present, and optimistic future for one of the country’s most endangered wild cats. Wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters documents these rare and elusive animals in South Texas while meeting with biologists, ranchers, and the cats themselves. Through camera trap cinematography, witness a rare glimpse into what is required of a mother ocelot to raise her young successfully. There is hope for a bright future – an ocelot population could be restored in Texas and beyond if ranchers, scientists, and government agencies work together on a solution.
“The plight of the ocelot in America is one of the greatest conservation opportunities of our time,” said filmmaker Ben Masters. “I’m grateful to Nature for the chance to share this important story, and hope it raises awareness that not all hope is lost – the time to act on behalf of this remarkable cat is now.”
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