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Greenville Zoo reopens Saturday with 2 new cats

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Evita is the new female Ocelot at the Greenville Zoo. (City of Greenville) Evita is the new female Ocelot at the Greenville Zoo. (City of Greenville)
GREENVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

After being closed for two weeks for maintenance, the Greenville Zoo will reopen Saturday and feature two new additions.

Evita and Oz are a breeding pair of ocelots who came from the North Carolina Zoo. They replace the non-breeding pair that have been sent to a zoo in Indiana.

An ocelot, also known as a dwarf leopard, is a wild cat that is native to Central and South America, but can wander as far north as Texas.

Zoo officials said they hope the cats will breed and, after a gestation period of about 80 days, give birth to ocelot kittens.

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