Wild Cat Scientific Name
Wild Cat Features and Facts
-Body color ranges from pale yellow to brown with dark spots or stripes
-Body length ranges from 45 to 80 centimeters
-Weighs 3-6 kilos
-Avoids approaching human beings and human settlements
-Holds a territory of 1.5 to 12 square kilometers
-Feeds on smaller mammals, rodents, rabbits, lizards, birds, etc..
-Breeds once a year generally in underground dens prepared by the mothers
Reasons for near-extinction of Wild Cat
Hybridization with domestic cats is considered the main threat for the survival of the species. Encroachment into the natural habitats, loss, fragmentation, and degradation of forest covers and road kills are held responsible for fast depletion of the wild cat population.