The Margay, a spotted cat native to the Americas, is a solitary and nocturnal animal closely related to the ocelot & the oncilla. The margay is larger, weighing @ 6-8 lbs. They're skillful climbers & spend most of their lives in rainforest trees from Mexico to Argentina. The Margay is the only cat with hind legs that rotate 180 degrees, enabling it to run headfirst down trees. Each year, @ 14,000 are killed for their fur. This & continuing loss of habitat threaten their survival.