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.
The leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat of South and East Asia. Since 2002 it has been listed as Least Concern by IUCN as it is widely distributed but threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range. There are twelve leopard cat subspecies, which differ widely in appearance. The leopard cat's name is derived from the leopard-like spots prevalent in all subspecies, but its relation to the leopard is distant.
The Ashera Cat | The rarest domestic cat available is called the Ashera (TM) and is a cross between a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard Cat like the Bengal Cat, but also is crossed with an African Serval.
The Tsushima leopard cat is found only on Tsushima Island in western Japan. It’s critically endangered, so you’ll be very lucky to spot one in the wild. This is a captive-bred Tsushima cat at Fukuoka Zoo.