by Kathy Salerni.(4) A BetterPhoto Members Favorite!
The margay is very similar to the larger ocelot in appearance, although the head is a little shorter, the eyes larger, and the tail and legs longer. Most notably the margay is a much more skillful climber than its relative, and it is sometimes called the tree ocelot because of this ability. Whereas the ocelot mostly pursues prey on the ground, the margay may spend its entire life in the trees, leaping after and chasing birds and monkeys through the treetops. The margay is found from southern Mexico, through Central America and in northern South America east of the Andes. From my archives.
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