Ocelot sighted in Southern Arizona


The Sky Island Alliance is reporting that a remote camera has captured an image of an ocelot in southern Arizona. This is the first live record of the species in the state.

(image source – Stanford University)

Update (4/24): The Arizona Republic is reporting that a cat killed east of the Phoenix metro area may be an ocelot. If so, the specimen was a significant distance from the border. AZGFD statement is here.

Update (5/18): Cute though the above photo is, it’s not of the actual ocelot seen in Cochise County. Here is that photo.