American Ocelot chronicles the sad history, precarious present, and optimistic future for one of the United States' most endangered wild cats. Wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters documents these rare and elusive animals in South Texas while meeting with the biologists, the ranchers, and the cats themselves.
Through camera trap cinematography, witness a never-before-seen glimpse into the struggle, love, and determination required of a mother ocelot to raise her young successfully. With fewer than 120 known ocelots remaining in the country, the stakes are high for their survival. But there is hope for a bright future –an ocelot population that could be restored in Texas and beyond if ranchers, scientists, and government agencies work together.
Producer: Bill Murphy, Janet Hess, Ben Masters, Katy Baldock
Executive Producer: Fred Kaufman
Production Company: Fin and Fur Films Productions, LLC; The WNET Group; Terra Mater Studios
Copyright Year: 2022
Director: Fin and Fur Films Productions, LLC, The WNET Group, Terra Mater Studios
Narrator: Ben Masters
Writers: Ben Masters
Number of Discs: 1
Length: 60 minutes
Number of Episodes: 1
Subtitle Languages: English (SDH)
Audio Format: 5.1 Surround
Aspect Ratio: 16x9 Widescreen