The refuge is host or home to more than 400 species of birds, many of which are not found in the United States beyond deep South Texas.
Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge is known as the 'jewel of the Refuge System' this is, in part, due to the amazing diversity of wildlife you will find on the 2,088 acres.
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The ocelot is a small, spotted cat with a long tail. Visitors often confuse this wild cat with another commonly seen on the refuge -- the bobcat. The ocelot's range in the United States used to extend from South Texas up into Arkansas and Louisiana. Today, it is only found in the most southern tip of Texas where it is highly endangered due to loss of habitat.