Agouti

Stop killing the ocelots

The El Socorro Centre for Wildlife Conservation is appealing to hunters to stop killing ocelots, Trinidad and Tobago's only wildcat.

According to a post on the centre's Facebook page, ocelots are being killed because hunters believe they are responsible for killing and eating agoutis which they hunt.

"Many hunters believe that by killing ocelots their take of agouti is going to increase," the post says.