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Leopardus wiedii, Margay
The Margay lives in the rainforests from Mexico to Argentina.
They are hunted mainly for their fur and this has resulted in a large population decrease.
The loss of habitat they suffer from is also a significant part of this decline.
The Margay is very similair in appearance to the larger Ocelot, allthough the head is a little shorter, the eyes are larger, and the tail and legs longer.
It weighs from 2,6 - 4 kg (5,7 - 8,8 lb)
The Margay is a very skillfull climber and is sometimes called the tree ocelot.