3 Year Old Margay
This is a margay. It's back legs are double jointed, so it can swing them around backwards to climb down trees face first, one of only two cats capable of doing this (the other being the Clouded Leopard) and the only one in the Western Hemisphere.
It was captured for sale as a pet in the Bocas del Toro region of Panama. David (pictured) rescued the cat and now keeps it in a three floor thatched roof hut . Because it is the only margay on Punta Burica, it has nearly limitless options for hunting in trees, and therefore is too dangerous to other wildlife to be out in the wild. It would also be threatened by poachers and hunters.
This cat had an incredibly soft coat, but was also politely ferocious.