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Margay

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MARGAY MARGAYS LIVE IN LATIN AND SOUTH AMERICA The scientific name for a Margay is Leopardus wiedii Reproduction The female Margay uses a loud call to attract the male Margays. The males respond by shaking its head from side to side and making thrilling sounds. It takes about 80 days before the cub is born. These are all behavioural adaptations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margay Survival The margay has many skills that help it survive. The margay is a really good climber and stay up in trees most of its life, but somethimes at night goes down to the ground to hunt. It can hang upside down by using it back legs to hold it up. A margay does this because it is able to rotate its ankle 180 degrees. It can also jump 8 feet straight up in the air, and climb straight down. These are all structual adaptations.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margay http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://rawmeatcatfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/margay.jpg&imgrefurl=http://rawmeatcatfood.com/category/cat-nutrition/page/2/&usg=__56pqvrmis3ZzUrCiDjPYZ-stufM=&h=372&w=250&sz=56&hl=en&start=81&zoom=1&tbnid=_lmUAYWOyNUmAM:&tbnh=154&tbnw=103&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmargay%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1168%26bih%3D918%26tbs%3Disch:10%2C2064&um=1&itbs=1&ei=xrQHTbXNNZOmvQOKj8jNBg&iact=hc&vpx=357&vpy=459&dur=739&hovh=204&hovw=137&tx=85&ty=107&oei=pbQHTZ3yMIu4sQPgr-zADQ&esq=5&page=4&ndsp=27&ved=1t:429,r:1,s:81&biw=1168&bih=918 http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://www.dreamstime.com/baby-margay-thumb560961.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.dreamstime.com/stock-image-baby-margay-image560961&usg=__Qn0o7riNZu7xXZNlQ77fz6KiRrM=&h=267&w=400&sz=35&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=_aA2wJ9HItp3_M:&tbnh=142&tbnw=187&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dmargay%2Bbaby%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26client%3Dsafari%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1168%26bih%3D918%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=128&vpy=87&dur=1654&hovh=183&hovw=275&tx=164&ty=100&ei=A7YHTYn3BIXEsAO3zOzADQ&oei=A7YHTYn3BIXEsAO3zOzADQ&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=25&ved=1t:429,r:0,s:0 http://www.bisbeemedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/margay-tiger-cat-1.jpg Survival In recent discoveries the margay has been known to mimic the Pied Tamarian wich is one of its prey. This ia a behavoural adaptatipons. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saguinus_bicolor_Parque_do_Mndu.jpg http://www.rosajordan.com/wildwe.html http://www.reserv-net.net/americas/latin_america_map.htm Avoiding predators The margay has spots all over its body just like the chettah and other cat animals and this helps it blend into the enviroment at night. The spots helps it avoid predators. This is a structural adaptation. http://www.carnivoraforum.com/index.cgi?board=feline&action=display&thread=907 Avoiding predators The margay sleeps in trees at night, this helps it avoid predators. It uses its amazing climbing skills to do this. This is an behavioural adaptation http://www.amersol.edu.pe/ms/7th/7block/jungle_research/new_cards/23c/Report23c.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Margay http://world.mongabay.com/tagalog/travel/belize/p20433p.html Reproduction The kittens of margays cannot open their eyes before they are 2 weeks old. The cubs dont leave their nest before they are about 2 months this is when they are able to eat solid food. After they are able to eat solid food they start hunting with their mom. This is a structual adaptation. http://www.saczoo.com/Document.Doc?id=37 http://www.carnivoraforum.com/index.cgi?board=feline&action=display&thread=907 http://iknewthismyself.com/olaekkje Closly related species Ocelot Eurasian Lynx The scientific name of the Eurasion Lynx is Lynx lynx. It is the biggest of the lyxes being 80 to 129 centimtre in legth. its fur is redish and brownidh with black spots on it http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Lynx http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/63/Lynx_lynx2.jpg The scientific name of the ocelot is Leopardus pardalis. the ocelot lives in south america. and looks alot like a margay but just smaller. it was on the endagered specie list from 1972 until 1996, but now it is at the least concern list. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ocelot http://www.google.ca/imgres?imgurl=http://en.academic.ru/pictures/enwiki/79/Ocelot.jpg&imgrefurl=http://en.academic.ru/dic.nsf/enwiki/165046&usg=__PupFoRldC9AvOgson22fZqFBagw=&h=2400&w=3658&sz=1159&hl=en&start=0&zoom=1&tbnid=6zzxwiRhaGtX9M:&tbnh=148&tbnw=213&prev=/images%3Fq%3Docelot%26um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26safe%3Dactive%26client%3Dsafari%26sa%3DN%26rls%3Den%26biw%3D1193%26bih%3D916%26tbs%3Disch:1&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=877&vpy=90&dur=341&hovh=182&hovw=277&tx=175&ty=112&ei=-0QvTfHwJIe6sAPy2aHrCA&oei=-0QvTfHwJIe6sAPy2aHrCA&esq=1&page=1&ndsp=26&ved=1t:429,r:4,s:0 Habitat the margay lives mostly in tropical forrests in south america. it lives in mostly evergreen and deciduous. it has also been seen in cocoa and cofee plantations recently. it usually spends most of the day in trees. The Margay is a broad niche because it can live in most of South America. http://greenfield.fortunecity.com/tiger/181/margay.html http://www.birdsofhonduras.com/photos/chosen/habitats/Copan-semi-deciduous-forest.jpg http://www.dimensionsguide.com/size-of-amazon-rainforest/ SPECIALIST OR GENARALIST The margay is a genaralist because it eats a wide varity of food. Includig bird eggs, birds, fruit, reptiles and mammals. http://www.nhptv.org/natureworks/margay.htm http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saguinus_bicolor_Parque_do_Mndu.jpg http://planetforward.ca/blog/tag/water-pollution/ Why Is It Endangered The Margay is endangered because in the before 1980 it was the most heavily exploited cat for fur trade. It is still being illegal hunted and it continious to be a problem. The margay pelt was the most commonly found pelt in Southern Mexico fur trade in 1991 even douh it was illegal. But the biggest problem now is deforestasion. http://www.wildcatconservation.org/Margay_(Leopardus_wiedi).html http://www.maya-archaeology.org/tropical-Mayan-ethnozoology-sacred-utilitarian-animals-reptiles-fish-birds-insects-iconography-epigraphy-faunal-remains_Guatemala-Mexico-Belize/jaguars-ocelots-margays-jaguarundi-felines-pumas_Peten_Belize-Chiapas-Yucatan.php http://www.unique-southamerica-travel-experience.com/amazon-rainforest-deforestation.html Effects On Other Animals If the margay goes extinct i think the population of the margays pray would go up, but i dont think it would go up rapidly because there are other carnivores where it lives, like for exmple jaguar and panther. http://olascommonsense.com/margay http://www.citydirt.net/city_dirt/in_the_news_black_panthers_or.html http://www.edu.pe.ca/southernkings/jaguar.htm Zoo Habitat I think a zoo habitat for the margay should be a pretty big and have lots of trees. I think the area where it would be should be outside. I think there should be lots of ropes and the same trees that it usually has in its natural habitat should be there. i think this is a good example of a good zoo habitat for a margay http://world.mongabay.com/tagalog/travel/belize/p20428p.html by Ola 9-21 Part 2 artificial and natural selections What im going to do I want to make the margay bigger so it is able will be a better and stronger predator. I will do this by choosing a lot of big margays and mate them. Then i will mate their cubs with the others pairs cub when they are ready to mate. And do this over and over again. Why did i pick this trait I chose to make it bigger because i think it would be a better predator. Now in South America the Jaguar is the most dangerous and most effective predator. If the margay was bigger i think it would be a better predator than the Jaguar. http://www.phfawcettsweb.org/animal18.gif 100 generations 100 generations would take 221 years because the gestation period takes about 76 days and they reaches sexual maturity at age 2. http://www.theanimalfiles.com/mammals/carnivores/margay.html before i changed it after i changed it http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/57565485.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=1B49275C403CF3A8FFC3BAC9E3D963705BF21AF776970CDDB377F1F90C6013DAE30A760B0D811297
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