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Costa Rica 2016 Wildlife

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Image ID:   ocelot0316cr126.jpg
This is a wild ocelot.  It was orphaned when its mother was hit by a car.  After being rescued and nurtured for several months, it was released back into the wild on the Osa Peninsula.  Because it was hand-reared for a time, it has no natural fear of humans, and could be considered habituated.  This animal was NOT baited.  It lived in the jungle and I was able to walk with it as it marked territory and hunted birds and lizards.