L. geoffroyi has a widely varied habitat, and occurs from sea level through 3,500 m elevations. It primarily lives along rivers in dense, scrubby vegetation. It has also been found in open woodlands and savannas, marshes and even grasslands, although it avoids open areas. These felids are sometimes arboreal, and a high percentage of its feces is found in trees. They are also very good swimmers (IUCN,1996; Garman,1997).
Range elevation: Sea level to 3500 m.
Habitat Regions: temperate ; tropical ; terrestrial
Terrestrial Biomes: scrub forest
Other Habitat Features: riparian