EWBC Kingfisher Report

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Oh!mazing Ocelots

The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center will host their monthly program: “Friday Night with a Naturalist” (FNWN) this Friday March 2, 2007. FNWN is a free, fun and educational family program held on the first Friday of each month. Seating starts at 5:30 p.m. and presentations begin at 6 p.m.

For this month’s topic, “Oh!mazing Ocelots”, EWBC has invited Stacy Sanchez, a park ranger from the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, to give an exciting presentation on the rare and beautiful “painted leopard” better known as the Ocelot (Leopardus pardalis).

“Today there is less than 100 ocelots left in the United States. The majority of them can be found in South Texas. Our goal here with the Fish and Wildlife Service is to protect and provide
habitat for the breeding population of ocelots”, informs Sanchez.

This event is open to the public. Children are encourage to attend. Stacy will be bringing a collection of pelts and photos of this elusive creature and other South Texas wild cats for both viewing and discussion.

EWBC is located at 714 S. Raul Longoria (in the Edinburg Municipal Park) in Edinburg, Texas. For more information on this or other programs, call (956) 381-9922 or visit


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