With many names, the ocelot is found in South and Central America and Mexico and known as far north as Texas. With an overall appearance similar to that of a domestic cat, its fur resembles that of a jaguar. Classified as an endangered species from 1972 through 1996, it now is removed from that listing. Very territorial and mostly nocturnal, it will fight fiercely. As with felines, the ocelot is solitary and only meets to mate. Females generally have two or three kittens, born in autumn.