After several expeditions into the nearby jungle biome, I finally ran across an ocelot in one of the clearings I had made on previous trips. It wasn’t even a single ocelot, but an ocelot with two kits. My quest to tame one seemed to be close to success. I crouched, put a fish in my hand, and approached.
The ocelot family was attracted and came over to be fed.
It was only then that I noticed that I had forgotten to grab that stack of fish I had set aside for this venture and had only three fish available. Three attempts to tame the ocelots. And they all failed.
Once the last fish was gone they sprinted off into the jungle.
The hunt continues.