Mexico City ,
Colombia confirmed A. first case of albino ocelot learned through practice genetic testing for a heck of white fur and red eyes who lives in safety in Antioquia in the northwest of the country.
albino cat was found a year ago when it was still had a baby belongs to 440 grams Amalfi in Antioquia—a rural area of the municipality—and was initially provisionally identified as a Puma Yagoaroundy.
with him genetic testing species confirmed Leopardcommonly known as the ocelot, which inhabits forests and even wastelands of the american continent
feline, considered “extremely unusual”, reached adulthood and weight 12.8 kgs. Ocelots usually have brown fur, are carnivorous and predatory, however, due to its recessive genetic mutation, albino feline could not be released in the wild Because of their difficulty in camouflage and blindness.
conservation park, a private institution where the feline was welcomed, constructed of low-rise furniture and shallow bodies of water, which gave her total blindness. fed daily from 700 grams of red meat and chicken.
What has scientists worried about the albino ocelot?
newspaper countryinterviewed biologist Catalina Diaz Vasco To know some more information related to cat. However, scientists assure that the discovery of the sample has generated Got feelings.
Catalina Diaz Vasco knows that the animal is harmed and she too “This is not a good sign” About the forests of Antioquia, he shared in an interview with El Pais.
“Many publications are going to have a celebratory tone, but we don’t have to be happy that it exists,” the scientist stressed.
Díaz Vasco explained that the albino ocelot makes it clear human activityespecially in the jungles of Antioquia, Colombia have violated Cats status. livestock, mining and coffee crops They disrupt the natural corridors connecting forests.
For now, the albino ocelot is well cared for and safe and a source of pride for the conservation park. “She’s screwed because she’s a symbol of rescue and refuge, recovery and resilience”The spokesperson told El Pais George London.