Jungle Cat



JUNGLE CAT
Common Name(s): Jungle Cat
Scientific Name: Felis Chaus
Weight: 16-30 pounds
Head/Body: 24-30 inches
Tail: 9-12 inches
Subspecies: 9
Gestation: ~63 days
Status: Unknown
Estimated World Population: ~100,000

Possibly one of the ancestors of the domestic cat, the jungle cat is a well proportioned cat with a sturdy build and definite cat-like movements and actions. It is definitely a mutated felis sylvestris. Its coat is sandy grey to tawny red with pale stripped-tabby body markings (more pronounced in kittens) with darker, almost black tabby-type facial markings, dorsal stripe, and tail tip.

The jungle cat may be found in the jungles, woodlands, scrub, reed beds and marshes of Egypt and southern Asia. Often found living in and around human settlements and farms. It hunts by night or day, from the ground, and seeks rodents, reptiles, birds, and other small animals.

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