Rusty-spotted Cats: Not Your Average Kitties
November 09, 2013
With big golden eyes and striped fur, this Rusty-spotted Cat looks like your average house cat. But there's nothing average about Jaipur and Rashna, two female Rusty-spotted Cats who were born at France's Parc des Félins on April 24.
Rusty-spotted Cats are among the smallest of all felines. Weighing only two to three pounds (1-1.5 kg), these petite cats are found only in the forests of India and Sri Lanka. Hunting at night for rodents, birds, and lizards, Rusty-spotted Cats snooze in thick vegetation or hollow logs all day.
Due to loss of habitat as forests are cleared for agriculture, Rusty-spotted Cat populations are in decline. The International Union for Conservation of Nature lists them as Vulnerable. They are sometimes kept as pets.
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