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5 wild cats you've probably never heard of

By: Ali Berman on Jan. 22, 2016, 4 p.m.
Margay cat

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Margay

The margay might get the coolests strange talent award. This small cat — also around the same size as a domestic cat — can hang from tree branches by one hind foot, and can rotate its hind feet 180 degrees helping the feline to run down trees (needless to say, its tail is very long). As you might imagine, with skills like those, the margay spends much of its life in the trees. This cat can be found in Central and South America. The markings are quite varied. From head to toe you'll see stripes, spots and blotches as well as variations in the color of the coat. The margay is light brown on the top and has white fur on the undersides of the chest, chin, belly and legs.