IriomoteOrder Carnivora

Family  Felidae

Scientific Name

Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis

Thumbnail Description

They are able to climb and they can also swim

Size and Weight

Length (male) 50–60 cm (20–24 in); (female) 50–55 cm (20–22 in); tail 23–24 cm (9.1–9.4 in)

Weight (male) 3.5–5 kg (7.7–11.0 lb); (female) 3–3.5 kg (6.6–7.7 lb)

Physical Features

The fur of the Iriomote cat is almost entirely dark gray and light brown, with lighter hair on the belly and insides of the limbs.

Habitat

Subtropical evergreen forest, rivers, forest edges

Distribution

Japanese island of Iriomote

Diet

Birds, reptiles, amphibians, crustaceans, and fish

Reproduction

1 – 3

Population

250

Baby Name

Kittens

Lifespan

7 – 8 years (wild)

8 – 9 years (captivity)

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Terrestrial

Conservation Status

Critically Endangered