Margay – The Tiger Cat

The Margay is a solitary wildcat with some very unique characteristics. Its look alone make it stand-out although it is very solitary people rarely have the chance to see it. The Margay is one of the few animals in the world that can climb trees with their heads facing down, thanks to their very special joints, able to turn up to 180 degrees.

The Margay is on the endangered animals list, but no one really knows how large their population really isΒ  between Mexico and Argentina.Margays don’t take well to humans invading their habitats and sacientists say they are so well adapted to life in trees that they can go their entire lives without touching the ground.

Like all cats, Margay see very well at night and have no problem feeding of birds, reptiles and squirrels, if they can catch them.

Edit: Guys I apologize for the grammar and spelling mistakes but I only do this as a hobby and most of the time I write and post the photos in a hurry. Hope you understand and thanks for stopping by. I posted a link to where I found the photos, it’s a Russian photo site, but I doubt they can take credit for them.













Photo Credits: 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

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  • Fred Posted on November 21, 2008

    ”The Margay is one of the few animals in the world that can climb trees with their heads facing down, thanks to their very special joints, able to turn up to 180 degrees.”

    Shame there is not 1 picture showing this. Did like the photos though.

  • Bill Posted on November 21, 2008

    Interesting subject, and wonderful pics, but no credit for the pics which look professionally done, and the rampant grammar and spelling mistakes make what could have been a great article absolutely painful to read. Have someone with more developed English skills proofread your copy before posting.

  • Sherry Posted on November 21, 2008

    These are some beautiful cats. I love the big paws and the expression they have.

  • Shelby Posted on November 21, 2008

    Oh Bill, get over it! I could read it just fine!

  • Rachael Posted on November 21, 2008

    The spelling wasn’t that bad, there’s far worse online. It’s just the internet, stop taking it too seriously. Stop being an arse. I found this very nice and informative, Thanks Spooky.

  • Bill Posted on November 21, 2008

    Perhaps I *do* take it a bit too seriously at times, but I’ve watched over the years since the inception of the Internet and, later, Text Messaging, as spelling and grammar have taken a nose dive. Being able to effectively communicate ideas is the cornerstone of any advanced civilization, and our growing unconcern for it, and defense of those who do not have the skill deeply concerns me. Recently, grievous errors of this nature have become more commonplace in mainstream print (I’ve seen 3rd grade level errors in the New York Times and Wall Street Journal lately) as well, so it’s no longer ‘just the Internet’ anymore. For an educated person, reading a block of text that breaks dozens of rules hammered into us by teachers and professors *is* painful. However, as said, the article *is* interesting. After all, I liked it enough to take the time to comment, as well as return later. Those felines are adorable…in an inherently evil sort of way, no?

    Remember.. knowledge is power. πŸ™‚

  • Bill Vincent Posted on November 21, 2008

    I notice that most of the mistakes have been fixed, too. πŸ™‚

  • Kellyg Posted on November 22, 2008

    Beautiful cats! Don’t attack others for their mistakes.

  • Emmanuel Posted on November 22, 2008

    Just be thankful it wasn’t written in text spell, you wouldn’t have got passed the first consonent!
    Great pictures, and a well thought out site!

  • Sue Posted on November 22, 2008

    Don’t worry Bill – the spelling and grammar mistakes drive me batty too. Glad to see most of them were corrected.

  • CJ Posted on November 23, 2008

    It’s very cute! But I bet it can also be very vicious! πŸ˜€

  • scarabeetle101 Posted on November 23, 2008

    I stumbled on this website with stumbleupon, and I love it! they look like amazing animals, and I am definitely showing my mum.

    P.S. Don’t worry about the grammar, I don’t think people would comment if you hadn’t pointed it out. At least you know that it’s a problem.

    P.P.S. Sorry if that sounded accusing it wasn’t meant to!

  • Matt Posted on November 23, 2008

    God damn it you are a tool, Bill. and obviously a virgin as well

  • Vanessa Posted on November 23, 2008

    Seriously, Bill, you are making yourself out to be an ignorant, pretentious yuppie.

  • Sam Posted on November 23, 2008

    Bill, for the love of Christ and Buddha, lighten up. The is the internetz d00d. Picking apart grammzors and spellingz mistakes? Get a life. This was an intersting article so just appreciate it for that.

    Also, I would like to point out your improper use of an ellipsis at the end of your last past… jackass.

  • Aym-bear Posted on November 23, 2008

    Reading that made me want to go through the article and mark it up with one of my teacher’s little red pens. Grammar Nazi to the rescue!

    What I’m confused about is if she had the time to go back and put in the edit, why couldn’t she have corrected some of the more obvious spelling and grammar mistakes? Or has that already happened and I missed it?

  • dave Posted on November 23, 2008

    bill y dnt u shut up n stop bein a prick :-p.
    Its a shame you couldnt brake your reply down in to a few paragraphs.
    Talk about painfull reading.

    Nice article spooky πŸ™‚ thanks

  • Byte Posted on November 23, 2008

    lets all laff at Bill.

  • Dewey Posted on November 24, 2008

    I agree, Bill. You’re my hero.

  • Dana Posted on November 24, 2008

    I love cats of all shapes and sizes myself, and stumbled upon this site. I also had an amazing idea after seeing these phenomenol images of these cats. In ancient Egypt, there was what is known as the eye of Ra. Many of these images show heavy black lines in just that shape around these cats eyes. Knowing as well that Egyptians saw cats as sacred, it isn’t a far leap from there to painting their own eyes with kohl to achieve this look. Whether they are actually connected or not, I’m not sure, but definitely was a cool thought to have. Great images, thanks for the article on the margays!

  • Seamus Posted on November 26, 2008

    Knowledge is power huh?
    And ignorance is bliss and you must be sitting pretty Billy boy.
    Cuz thiss aint grammer schuell no more πŸ™‚

  • outtops Posted on November 26, 2008

    Absolutely fantastic animal.
    Staggeringly beautiful.

  • azizi Posted on November 27, 2008

    Who cares about the spelling or grammar!!!! It’s the pics that count. After all a picture is worth a thousand words.

  • HEADMOWER Posted on November 27, 2008

    Really good pictures. Some rather crude comments.

  • wwhitebeard Posted on November 29, 2008

    You should go to a spelling bee instead of looking at pictures of this beautiful cat, and i bet you have never done anything wrong.

  • Ian Posted on November 30, 2008


    Good Lord. What has this world come to?

  • Pat Posted on November 30, 2008

    I will never understand why people open them selves up for ugliness by asking for comments?

  • random Posted on December 1, 2008

    bill your an ashole

  • Observer Posted on December 1, 2008

    Bill U.R. retarded.

    The concept that you stole is worth more than your life.
    I was first introduced to it whilst playing Mortal Kombat III.
    Does the K bother you bill? KOMBAT When it comes to the English language gheti =fish.
    ‘gh’ as in ‘laugh’
    ‘e’ as in ‘women’
    ‘ti’ as in ‘station’.

    ‘gh’+’e’+’ti’ = gheti = ‘fish’
    Literacy in English is in itself condemned.

  • Wellington Posted on December 2, 2008

    Let’s feed Bill to the Margays! Here kitty kitty!

  • Amanda Posted on December 2, 2008

    it’s GHOTI=fish… πŸ˜‰

  • Brock Posted on December 3, 2008

    I cant help but want one. I bet he could whoop up on my friends Pit bull like i can go thrugh a 6 pack of pabst….. LOL And besides i love there markings

  • Myona Posted on December 3, 2008

    Comments = lawl
    Great pics/article, though.

  • moi Posted on December 3, 2008

    dude, it’s just an internet article. chillout….just look at the pretty kitty and relax…

  • BX Posted on December 6, 2008

    Well wait for it….i have crap grammer and spelling! It looks like hes a pet wild cat. Bella! As for the comments people have made i think it makes the site even better, what a laugh! we love getting out knicker in a twist, Fantastic. One thing i find about words is that the puzzle of it all can be figured out. If you focus to much on perfection you can lose the imagination. P E A C E

  • jennifer Posted on December 8, 2008

    my friend and i think you (margay (preferably the second one to the bottom)) are very cute and i hope somebody gives you this message. have a purrrfect day.

  • Meg Posted on December 15, 2008

    Looks related to the Clouded Leopard?? (which is also endangered and can climb up and down trees like that. Their joints are awesome :3)
    Lovely pictures <3

  • Sasha Posted on January 13, 2009

    Seriously, BILL…chill the fuck out.

    get over yourself.
    its just a mistake.
    get off your boyfriends dick and chill the fuck out.

  • Kayla Posted on January 24, 2009

    Hi Bill,
    I think you were really mean to whoever wrote this because they said sorry and you were like really mean…

  • Rachael Posted on January 28, 2009

    Bill, the language is just changing. Not our fault if you can’t deal with change. Old people are always bitching about how the younger generations live. Keep talking like that and teenagers will want to rebel more. It’ll just get worse. Also, you’ll end up with your head exploding.
    liek chillax luv, wud yaa.

  • dylan Posted on January 29, 2009

    bill, it is obvious that not many here like you. i counted only a few supporters in all of those comments.

    as stated, english is changing. i don’t get mad at you for not speaking in perfect middle english or old english. afterall, that is how english was “made” to be.

    you are an arrogant asshole, and you will die off soon enough to not see english evolve past the point where you cannot understand it at all.

  • MELODY Posted on February 4, 2009


  • me Posted on February 25, 2009

    Just wanted to say that I agree with Bill. Some traditions are worth treasuring, and the sooner the younger generation realizes this, the happier they will be. Us “old” people (I’m 27) remember a day when you actually had to dial a phone and have an auditory conversation in complete sentences to make yourself understood. Pretty soon we’ll just be grunting at each other…sigh…the days of Shakespeare are tragically gone, I’m afraid.

    Cute pussy, btw πŸ™‚

  • Diver Posted on March 29, 2009

    Neat cat. But describing it as a “Tiger Cat” seems absurd as it looks more like a cheetah.

  • Mike Posted on May 9, 2009

    Oh dear, Bill. You make some cogent points but spoil it all with a split infinitive. Eheu!

  • Mango Posted on February 3, 2010

    Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr kitties