Photos (c) Art Wolfe

Tiger Cat or Oncilla - Leopardus tigrina

Weight: 5-8 lbs
Head/Body: 22 in
Tail: 13 in
Subspecies: 4

The tiger cat has a slim, graceful body with long legs and a long tail. Its coat is a light yellowish-brown with striking dark brown spots, which may form rosettes or chains of rosettes. Its tail is ringed.

The tiger cat may be found in the forests of Central and South America, where it hunts by day and by twilight, from trees, and seeks small rodents and birds.