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an ocelot in Manú National Park, Peru
October 16, 2018

On the Prowl

A camera trap caught this ocelot on a nighttime prowl. Ocelots weigh up to 33 pounds; their diet includes rodents, lizards, sloths—as well as the chickens of farmer Elias Machipango Shuverireni, who is one of the indigenous people who live inside Peru’s Manú National Park. Still, he says he admires the cats’ beauty. Buy a print of this photo. This photo was originally published in “This Park in Peru Is Nature ‘in Its Full Glory’—With Hunters.”
Photograph by Charlie Hamilton James, National Geographic

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