Margay cats – the lifestyle of a tree-dweller

Margay

This page on margay cats is a continuation from the major page on this cat, which is here: Margay Range. I’d recommend visiting that page too. The linked page above also discusses appearance and threats. The most important aspect of the wild cats is the continual impact human activity has on their range (distribution). …

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America: tame wild cats exhibited at cat shows 1895-1903

Miss Frances Simpson

Miss Frances Simpson was one of three major personalities in the early years of the cat fancy in England. She wrote a book called The Book of the Cat which was published in 1903. In that book she refers to the first American cat show held in the Madison Square Garden, New York, on …

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Where are margays found?

Margay

At 2019: The countries where margays are found are listed below: Argentina Belize Bolivia Brazil Colombia Costa Rica Ecuador El Salvador French Guiana Guatemala Guyana Honduras Mexico Nicaragua Panama Paraguay Peru Suriname Uruguay Venezuela Boliva The states from Brazil to Venezuela are plurinational. Bolivia is a republic. Presence Uncertain in the United States. Below …

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Domestic cats can’t go into reverse which is why they struggle to get down trees

Ginger cat in tree

Cats, like humans, don’t naturally go into reverse. They don’t like walking backwards. They may do so for a short distance to avoid something, a hostile object or creature, but beyond that they aren’t very good at it. We know that cat’s claws point backwards. They point towards the rear of the animal when …

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Which cat is the best climber?

Margay

I have decided that the margay is the best climber. This is quite a difficult question because all cats are good to excellent climbers. Of the big cats the leopard is the strongest climber but the tiger climbs beautifully as well. However, no other wild cat is quite so attuned to the task of …

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