International Society For Endangered Cats

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Member Photos: Margay

Many of our ISEC Canada members are keen photographers, and include both amateur and professional photogs. We are always happy to showcase wild cat photos on this blog, so if you have any pictures you would like to brag about, please email them to our office at isec@wildcatconservation.org. Click to enlarge photos.

Ben Williams in the United Kingdom has sent us more wild cat photos. This week we’re featuring the Margay Leopardus wiedii, photographed at Port Lympne Wildlife Park in Kent. 

Margays are one member of the small spotted cat trio in South America that also includes the Ocelot Leopardus pardalis and the Oncilla Leopardus tigrinus. The Margay is smaller than the more common Ocelot, but larger than the tiny Oncilla. Their similarity to one another can make identification difficult. Researchers have discovered that all three are often called ‘tigrillo’, or perhaps ‘tigrillito’, when local people are shown pictures and asked to identify the wild cats that live in the area.

Now I ask you – is that not THE most adorable small wild cat of all?! Not that I’m partial or anything, but just look at that face…

Read more about the Margay on our website

Pat Bumstead

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