Ocelots are medium-sized cats native to the forests of South America. They have distinctive markings on their furs with stripes, spots and dark rosettes. Hence, they are also called Painted Leopard/Dwarf Leopard. They resemble Margay in size and colouration. They nearly went extinct in the 20th century. Ocelots are hunted for their furs. They are agile and strong cats expert in running, climbing and swimming. They are not afraid to swim in water like the other species of cat family.