wild cats

Bobcat Up A Saguaro.

How Do Bobcats Climb Cactus?

Caitlin Dempsey

Bobcats are adept climbers of Saguaro cacti.

Drawing of a margay cat. From: Pets for Pleasure and Profit, Alpheus Hyatt Verrill, 1915

Which Cats Can Descend Trees Head First?

Caitlin Dempsey

Only three species of wild cats have the unique ability to rotate their hind ankles 180 degrees. This adaptation helps cats walk down trees head first.