If you are interested in the Rio Grande Valley’s premier endangered species, then this is the weekend for you. Richard Moore features the two big events set for Friday and Saturday to benefit the endangered Ocelot.
If you want to see a rare Ocelot up close and personal and enjoy a fun day with the family, then the upcoming Ocelot Conservation Day is the perfect opportunity.
Marion Mason, Laguna Atascosa Ranger, “This Saturday, March the 3rd is our annual Ocelot Conservation Day. Once again, we will be partnering with the Gladys Porter Zoo, and we will have four different presentations throughout the day with our live Ocelot.”
In addition to the Ocelot, which will be coming from the Cincinnati Zoo, there will also be fun activities for the kids and opportunities to learn about the endangered cats and what you can do to help them.
“There are about 80 Ocelots remaining in Texas, and they are all here in deep South Texas. Unfortunately, most people never get the opportunity to see one, because they live in a very dense habitat and they are more nocturnal. So, this is a great opportunity for people to see an Ocelot.” Said Mason.
Saturday’s Ocelot Conservation Day runs from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. and is free with paid admission to the Gladys Porter Zoo.
If you want to attend a special fundraising event supporting Ocelot conservation, then there are a few tickets remaining for Friday evenings Ocelot Soiree that will be held at Sea Turtle Inc. on South Padre Island.
I will be premiering my new documentary on Laguna Atascosa National Wildlife Refuge, and there will be a special appearance by a live Ocelot.
If you are interested in tickets, call the refuge at 748-3607.