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Rusty-spotted Cat

Order Carnivora

Family   Felidae

Scientific Name

Prionailurus rubiginosus

Thumbnail Description

Spend the day sleeping in dense cover or shelter such as hollow logs

Size and Weight

Head-and-body length 35 to 48 cm (14 to 19 in); tail 15 to 30 cm (5.9 to 11.8 in)

Weight 0.9 to 1.6 kg (2.0 to 3.5 lb)

Physical Features

The short fur is grey over most of the body, with rusty spots over the back and flanks, while the underbelly is white with large dark spots

Habitat

Moist and dry deciduous forests

Distribution

India and Sri Lanka

Diet

Rodents, birds, lizards, frogs, or insects

Reproduction

1 – 2

Population

10,000

Baby Name

Kittens

Lifespan

12 years (captivity)

Speed

Unknown

Nature

Unknown

Conservation Status

Vulnerable