Ocelot fur has striped and spotted markings. The fur ranges from a pale cream to a reddish gray with open centered spots that run the length of the body like links in a chain. The underbelly is snow white with tiny black spots and stripes. The markings on the ocelots are like fingerprints, no two ocelots are marked the same. For the most part, International trade of Ocelot is prohibited. The importation of ocelot pelts into the US was prohibited in 1972 with the passage of the Endangered Species Act and they are now protected in most of the countries that they inhabit, but they can still be hunted legally in Peru, El Salvador, and Guyana.