Flora & Fauna

February 7, 2015

Ocelot Conservation Day


It is such a shame that the ocelot’s designation as the UTB mascot was so short lived because this wild cat is not only attractive, but because it helped raise awareness towards its conservation.

But do not despair, thanks to the folks of the Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge we can still admire this magnificent animal and learn of ways to prevent its extinction.

Plan to attend and bring your family and friends to the University of Texas Pan American on Friday March 6, 2015. Activities will start at 11:00 a.m. There is no cost for admission. 

Watch a recent video of an ocelot we found on the event’s facebook page.

To find out more about this event visit the Laguna Atascosa NWR website.ocelot_soiree15_flyer_outlines

The event is geared toward adults. Staff, students and the public are invited to learn about this endangered wild cat at this seminar which will feature several speakers, information booths and a live ocelot from the Cincinnati Zoo!

Event Address:

University Center Ballroom
1201 W. University Drive
Edinburg, TX

Contact person: Marion Mason



Discover the endangered ocelot, found right here in the Rio Grande Valley!  Fun arts & crafts  Information booths And the opportunity to see a LIVE OCELOT! Gladys Porter Zoo 500 E Ringgold St, Brownsville, TX

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