Rare Margay Cat Gives Birth to Healthy Kitten at Animal Sanctuary Outside Fray Bentos, Uruguay

Margay Kitten

On November 1, 2014, a beautiful Margay cat gave birth to a healthy kitten at Bioparque M’Bopicuá, a sanctuary just outside of the city of Fray Bentos, Uruguay and operated by Montes del Plata. While the kitten is absolutely adorable, the birth is critical to survival of the Margay, which is considered to be at “Near Threatened” status by the IUCN Red List.

The Margay is a small cat thats native range extends from southern Mexico, through Central America and in northern South America east of the Andes. It 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. The Margay is a more skillful climber than the Ocelot.

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