Saturday, May 24, 2014

Margay

This is a margay in the rescue shelter of the La Paz Waterfall Gardens.  The resemblance to house cats that was apparent in the photo that I showed yesterday is even more evident in this photo.

Margays are native to Central America.  Their habitat stretches from Mexico to Argentina.  They are not endangered, but the are considered near to being threatened because of loss of habitat and people  kill about 14,000 margays per year because of their attractive coats of fur.

Tomorrow I will show a full body profile of a margay and will provide more information about them.

This week we are showing photos of the Galapagos Islands on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site.

4 comments:

Kate said...

Can they be domesticated? Off to do some research on these little lovelies!

Sharon Anck said...

Such beautiful animals.

Margaret said...

I love the distinct marks of the Margays!

Jack said...

A margay . . . that is new to me.

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