Asiatic Golden Cat

The Asian Golden Cat is a medium sized wild cat, which is found in Southeastern Asia. As per the facts and information available from the wildlife conservation, this endangered species is listed as near threatened. Due to extensive hunting and loss of habitat, this species is facing the problem of extinction. It is difficult to estimate the population size of Asiatic Golden Cat.

Scientific Name of Asiatic Golden Cat


Pardofelis temminckii

Features and Facts of Asiatic Golden Cat



  • Head and body length: 66 - 105 cm

  • Weight: 12 - 16 kg

  • Attains sexual maturity by 18 - 24 months

  • Gestation period: 78 - 80 days

  • Status: Endangered


Conservation of Asiatic Golden Cat


Habitat destruction due to deforestation together with extensive hunting for illegal wildlife trade lands this species in deep crisis. Asian golden cats are mainly poached for their fur. Though various national and international laws are protecting the life of this species, it is not enough to save this species from extinction.

 
Endangered species in India

Critically Endangered - Ganges Shark | Pygmy Hog | Himalayan Wolf | Indian Vulture

Endangered - Asiatic Black Bear | Snow Leopard | Wild Cat | Sei Whale | Banteng | Asian Arowana | Red Panda | Loggerhead Sea Turtle | Asiatic Lion | Royal Bengal Tiger | Markhor | Fin Whale | Olive Ridley Turtle | Lion Tailed Macaque | Chiru | Indus River Dolphin

Vulnerable - Takin | Brown Bear | Humpback Whale | Slow Loris | Clouded Leopard | Tiger | Gaur | Goral | Mouflon | Fishing Cat | Sloth Bear | Blackbuck | Asiatic Golden Cat | Wild Yak | Barasingha | Wild Goat | Indian Wolf | Dhole | Dugong | Indian Fox | Sperm Whale | Ganges River Dolphin | Lesser Panda | Golden Jackal | Marbled Cat

Threatened - Indian Wild Ass | Leopard | Red Fox | Kashmiri Stag