On August 16th, the Mata Ciliar Association received a call about an orphan Ocelot cub found near a controlled fire area (fire belt) in Brazil. Although the cub's mother most likely escaped the fire, she did not return for her cub. When staff arrived, they realized the cub was actually an Oncilla, a smaller relative of the Ocelot, and brought the cub back to their rehabilitation facility for hand-rearing. Only two months old, the cub is a healthy male. Staff named him Tost.
Rare sand cat kittens were born in Israel. The cats have been extinct in Israel since the 1990s, but a zoo is working with a European breeding program to improve their numbers. The species went extinct in Israel due to habitat destruction following the territorial exchange between Israel and Jordan in 1994.
Rare Sand Cat kittens born in Israel. The cats have been extinct in Israel since the 1990s, but the zoo is working with a European breeding program to improve their numbers.
Rufous tailed hummingbird