Look at This: A Rare Bolivian Oncilla, Caught by a Camera Trap

By Breanna Draxler
Dec 5, 2012 12:00 AMNov 19, 2019 9:52 PM


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Although it looks a lot like a house cat, this feline is actually an elusive Bolivian species called the oncilla. This photo, which just won BBC Wildlife's camera-trap photo competition, was taken in Madidi National Park and was the first documentation of the cat's presence here. Capturing it on film brings the park's confirmed cat species to six.

Image courtesy of Guido Ayala, Maria Viscarra, and Robert Wallace, Wildlife Conservation Society

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