Margay – Leopardus wiedii

Head & body length: 53.6 cm (46 – 62 cm)

Tail length: 37.6 cm (30 – 48.3 cm)

Body mass: 3.3 kg (2.3 – 4.9 kg)

The margay has exceptional arboreal abilities, but hunts mostly on the ground. Although it is closely associated to forested habitats, PWCB recorded it in the semi-arid Caatinga scrub. In the Amazon, it tends to be the second most frequent cat, after the ocelot. Telemetry data are also showing very interesting information on the species’ ecology.