Delilah arrived at Panther Ridge back in 2004 from California. Her original breeder had gotten into trouble for selling endangered species across state lines.
All of the cats were seized and sent to other facilities. Delilah was relocated to Panther Ridge with another ocelot, Macho Man. She and Macho became best friends, and since they cannot breed with each other, they can share the same play area with their favorite tree.
Like all cats with beautiful coats, Delilah and Macho are considered endangered. Because of varying background colors and spot patterns, it can take as many as 20 pelts to make one ocelot coat. Unfortunately, this practice is still done in some countries. Delilah can usually be found in her hanging tube or igloo, where she likes to nap the day away. She is quite tenacious and likes to keep Macho on his toes!