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Margay by SkyNight

  • The margay is widely distributed in Central and South American rainforests from Mexico to Argentina.
  • It looks similar to the ocelot, but it is smaller and has larger eyes and a shorter muzzle.
  • The margay is a solitary nocturnal feline, and is best known for its tree-climbing skills.
  • Margays have been seen hanging from a tree branch with one foot, and their back ankles are capable of turning 180 degrees around, enabling it to climb headfirst down trees.
  • The margay hunts birds and numerous small mammals and reptiles in trees, and is almost never seen on the ground.
  • The margay has been observed mimicking the calls of its prey to lure them closer.
  • Margays are hunted for their pelts, with up to 14,000 a year being killed.
  • Margay cubs have a 50% mortality rate, which also contributes to their endangerment.
  • There are ten subspecies of margay distributed across Central and South America.

Hello, bcbdrums here.  I do not know where Harmony-Bender went or if she is coming back.  But I will gladly keep the group going the same way she did until she returns.
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Warriorcat101fan Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
They're absolutely beautiful!!!
i fell in love once I saw one !
well a picture of one.
i really want to go to South America now!
Hoodoo2060 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. Happy to see my photo in there.
bcbdrums Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
we were glad to include it! :) sorry for the late reply.
VianaArts Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much and thank you for the info on the feline! I hate it when some people try to look smart and say: 'that's not a Margay that's an Ocelot, what's a Margay anyway? lol
bcbdrums Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
you're welcome. and lol, i completely agree. :)
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