Black-Footed Cat

Common Name(s): Black-Footed Cat
Scientific Name: Felis Negripes
Weight: 2.5-4.5 pounds
Head/Body: 14-18 inches
Tail: 6-7 inches
Subspecies: 2
Gestation: Unknown
Status: Endangered
Estimated World Population: No information available

The black-footed cat is the smallest African cat, possibly the smallest cat in the world. Its coat is light brown, slightly darker on top, with dark brown or black spots, streaked on its cheeks, throat, chest and belly, and with transverse bars on its forelegs and haunches. Its feet have black soles.

The black-footed cat may be found in the deserts and savannahs of southern Africa, where it hunts by night and twilight, from the ground, and seeks small rodents, birds, reptiles, and insects.