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Ocelot Research Program at Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge
Southwest Region, October 28, 2007
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Ocelot Research Program 

Laguna Atascosa NWR is the lead USFWS station for the endangered ocelot and jaguarundi, with responsibility for implementing recovery actions and providing information and technical assistance.  One male ocelot was captured on Laguna Atascosa NWR on October 28, 2007.  He weighed 9.7 kilograms and was in very good condition.  He had been captured once before, in January 2006.  He was fitted with a radiocollar, measured, photographed, and released.

Wildlife Biologist Mays received training in felid blood collection and other veterinary field techniques at the Dallas Zoo October 2-7, 2007.  Dallas Zoo veterinary and research staff also provided information and technical assistance in protocols for disease monitoring and other recovery efforts for endangered ocelots.

Contact Info: Martin Valdez, 505-248-6599, martin_valdez@fws.gov



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