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The Cutest Animals You've Never Heard Of

By Becky Ferreira Feb 7, 2014

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The Margay

Margays are little miniature versions of ocelots, and they share much of the same Central and South American rainforest with their more famous cousin. But where the ocelot has ground prowess, the margay has adapted to be the undisputed champion of the tree tops. They spend their entire lifetimes in arboreal canopies, and have even been observed hanging from branches with one foot. We can't help but think of that famous "Hang in There" motivational poster, which should totally be reshot with these "acroCATic" animals. *Dad laugh*

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Becky Ferreira

Becky Ferreira is a writer, performer, and raptor based in New York.

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