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Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Felidae
Genus:Felis
Genus species:Felis wiedi or Leopardus weidi

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:40-80 cm
Height:25-27 in
Weight:2-3 kg
Identification:The margay has a yellow-brown coat with dark spots, tail rings, and a white belly.
Habitat:Forests, scrublands
Diet:Carnivore: rats, squirrels, opossums, monkeys, birds
Reproduction:Very little is known about the reproductive behavior of these cats. Gestation lasts 76-84 days, with 1-2 cubs being born.
Behavior:Margays are very good climbers. They hunt almost exclusively at night.
Status:Endangered: extremely rare, hunted for fur; habitat destruction

Other Information

Geographic:Southern North America
South America
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:Long-tailed spotted cat
feline
cat
Margay
Margay cat
Leopardus
Felidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals