African Golden Cat

Common Name(s): African Golden Cat
Scientific Name: Felis [Profelis] Aurata
Weight: 30-40 pounds
Head/Body: 29 inches
Tail: 12 inches
Subspecies: 2
Gestation: Unknown
Status: Unknown
Estimated World Population: ~50,000

(Copyright Art Wolfe/

The African golden cat has a sturdy build, with long legs, large paws, small head and short tail. Its coat has a wide range of colors, from chestnut brown to silver grey, with white on its cheeks, chin, chest belly and insides of its legs.

The African golden cat may be found in the dense forests and scrub of central and west Africa, where it hunts by night and twilight, from the ground, and seeks rodents, birds, and small deer.