| Latin Name
| Conservation Status
||Greyish with Black Markings
||40 - 55 cms (15.7 - 21.7 inches)
||25 - 40 cms (9.8 - 15.7 inches)
||1.5 - 3 Kgs (3.3 - 6.6 lbs)
| Life Expectancy
Up to 17 Yrs
Oncillas have a body length between 40 and 55 cms (15.7 - 21.7 inches), a tail length between 25 and 40 cms (9.8 - 15.7 inches) and they weigh between 1.5 and 3 kgs (3.3 - 6.6 lbs). They are greyish in colour with dark rosette markings and a pale coloured underside.
Oncillas inhabit forested areas in South America. They are solitary and nocturnal.
Oncillas mainly feed on small mammals, birds, and lizards.
After a gestation period of 74 - 76 days, Oncillas give birth to 1 - 3 young. They reach sexual maturity at around 2 years old.
Humans are predators of Oncillas.
There are 4 subspecies of the Oncilla:
Leopardus tigrinus tigrinus - Eastern Venezuela, Guyana and north eastern Brazil.
Leopardus tigrinus guttulus - Central and southern Brazil, Uruguay, Paraguay and northern Argentina.
Leopardus tigrinus oncilla
Leopardus tigrinus pardinoides - Western Venezuela, Columbia and Ecuador.
Oncillas are also known as:
Little Spotted Cat
Little Tiger Cat