babies are in perfect health. This has been confirmed by our team of experts
after the first veterinary check-up of both babies that were born last November
at the park. The check-up had not been carried out before to avoid a possible
rejection of the mother towards the youngsters.
have passed since the birth of the ocelots and the bond between the mother,
Selha, and their babies is very close, so it is unlikely that the female will
reject them. The check-up has consisted in a complete physical examination of
eyes, mouth and teeth, hair and also to weigh them and determined the sex of
this exploration it has been determined that the offspring are a male and a
female, and they weigh around 1,940 grams, indicator of normal development.
Despite their small size, both specimens are active and brave, which according
to the experts is a sign of good health.
exploration, which has been supervised by the staff of SOIVRE (Official
Inspection, Surveillance and Foreign Trade Regulation Service), an
identification chip has been placed under the skin of each ocelot. With this
chip, the animal's data are recorded on an official basis and, in addition,
illegal trade in the species is avoided. Through this device and the number
that has been associated to identify the animal, you can consult the veterinary
history, as well as establish genealogies among individuals to encourage the
reproduction of endangered species.
first veterinary check-up has been completed, the babies have returned with
their mother under the observation of the carers, who have checked that Selha
accepted them as normal. The species has been on the verge of extinction a few
years ago, and now it is in a vulnerable state.