Ocelots on Barro Colorado Island Panama

Moreno R, Mares R, Aliaga-Rossel E, Kays R. 2020. Ocelots on Barro Colorado Island Panama. Movebank Data Repository. https://doi.org/10.5441/001/1.pb653nk3/1
Because ocelots (Leopardus pardalis) are elusive species in the wild, little is known of them. This study determines the home range and circadian activity of this feline in the Barro Colorado Island (BCI), Panama. This island has a wet tropical rainforest. Using wooden box traps and Tomahawk traps, between July 2001 and May 2004 15 ocelots were captured, and three other ocelots in 2009. Once captured, they were sedated and VHF collars were fitted, for the ones captured in 2009 we fitted GPS collars. Camera-traps were used to get additional information from individuals without collars and a more reliable data interpretation. The average home range of ocelots, obtained by radio-telemetry was 3.48 km2 (DE: 3.17) for males and 1.48 km2 (DE: 0.65) for females, although an adult male used an area of 9 km2. Males traveled on average 1.15 km per day and females 0.7 km. Through telemetry and camera traps, we found that ocelots were primarily nocturnal (Night = 63.2%; Day = 36.8%). Our results are similar to other studies; however, they suggest that BCI ocelots have smaller home ranges due to the high availability of food and also by the high density of females within the home ranges of males.
animal movement,animal tracking,Barro Colorado Island,home range,Leopardus pardalis,ocelot,Panama,radio telemetry
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  title = {Ocelots on Barro Colorado Island Panama},
  author = {Moreno, R and Mares, R and Aliaga-Rossel, E and Kays, R},
  year = {2020},
  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.pb653nk3/1},
  doi = {doi:10.5441/001/1.pb653nk3/1},
  publisher = {Movebank data repository}
ID  - doi:10.5441/001/1.pb653nk3/1
T1  - Ocelots on Barro Colorado Island Panama
AU  - Moreno, Ricardo
AU  - Mares, Rafael
AU  - Aliaga-Rossel, Enzo
AU  - Kays, Roland
Y1  - 2020/07/03
KW  - animal movement
KW  - animal tracking
KW  - Barro Colorado Island
KW  - home range
KW  - Leopardus pardalis
KW  - ocelot
KW  - Panama
KW  - radio telemetry
KW  - Leopardus pardalis
PB  - Movebank data repository
UR  - http://dx.doi.org/10.5441/001/1.pb653nk3/1
DO  - doi:10.5441/001/1.pb653nk3/1
ER  -