Allan says: This is a margay (Felis wiedii or Leopardus wiedii). Her mother was killed by hunters (unfortunately this is yet quite frequent nowadays in Brazil) and the kitten came to my house as a kind of "gift" by a friend that didn't have the knowhow with wild cats. Margays learn everything from their mothers in the first year of life, and without this knowledge, it's impossible for them to live in the jungle, would die by hunger or hunted by animals like the fox. So it remains completely dependent on human care for keeping alive. It is like most kittens, very funny, loves playing with toy mice, eat premium food for kittens, but is yet a little angry and doesn't like to be touched. I'm looking for a zoo with other margays. This will hurt too much my heart, but is the right thing to do. These animals are very rare, and all effort to breed these animals in captive is very important and commendable.
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