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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.






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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!
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Hoodoo2060 Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool. Happy to see my photo in there.
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013
we were glad to include it! :) sorry for the late reply.
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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
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bcbdrums Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2013
you're welcome. and lol, i completely agree. :)
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