American Ocelot chronicles the sad history, precarious present, and optimistic future for the United States’ most endangered wild cat. Wildlife filmmaker Ben Masters ventures out to document these rare and elusive animals while meeting with experts along the way to get a better understanding of the species’ history, challenges, and conservation status. With fewer than 80 known ocelots remaining in the US, the stakes are high for their survival, which is threatened by inbreeding depression, habitat fragmentation, and the inability of various interest groups to find common ground. But there is hope for a bright future! American Ocelot is a documentary of international importance that showcases the dire need to save this species, and presents potential solutions and reasons for hope for their future.