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 Margay (Leopardus weidii)




Margay | Leopardus weidii photo
Margay, Foundation Zoological Park of Sao Paulo

Photograph by Marcio Motta. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Margay | Leopardus weidii photo
Margay, Foundation Zoological Park of Sao Paulo

Photograph by Marcio Motta. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

Margay | Leopardus weidii photo
Margay, Foundation Zoological Park of Sao Paulo

Photograph by Marcio Motta. Some rights reserved.  (view image details)

MARGAY FACTS

Description
The Margay is a small spotted cat that looks like a small Ocelot. The fur is usually tan (sometimes grayish or cinnamon) with dark brown spots form in rows along length of body. The underside is white. The fur is soft and thick

Size
Head and body length: 46cm - 79cm. Tail length: 33cm - 51cm. Weight: 2.6kg -3.9kg.

Environment
tropical rainforest, subtropical forests

Food
mammals, birds, eggs, amphibians, reptiles, invertebrates, fruit

Breeding
One or sometimes two kittens are born after gestation period of 76 to 84 days. The young start weaning after 8 weeks.

Range
Northern Mexico to Uruguay and northern Argentina

Classification
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Felidae
Genus:Leopardus
Species:weidii
Common Name:Margay


Relatives in same Genus
  Ocelot (L. pardalis)

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