Yep, That’s a Cat!
We are meeting our last animal this week here in Costa Rica and it’s a small wildcat. This place has so many interesting species. These small cats blend in quiet well, so we were super lucky to find one!
Margay Fun Facts:
- Margays are built for life in the trees.
- They have broad flexible toes and long tails that help them climb and keep their balance.
- They can turn their hind feet 180 degrees allowing them to climb down a tree head first.
- These solitary cats are carnivores. They eat birds, small mammals and reptiles.
- Margays are listed as near threatened by the IUCN.
- They are nocturnal.
- The fur on the back of their necks grows the opposite direction of the rest of their coats.
These gorgeous cats are often confused with the ocelot. They have longer tails and a bit smaller. They have those large round eyes to see in the dark too! We think they are just the cutest!
Ooooo I like these kitties.
“They can turn their hind feet 180 degrees allowing them to climb down a tree head first.” whaaat?? That’s crazy.