African golden cat

There is still a lot to learn about this species, but unfortunately, it’s already near threatened

This fellow takes its privacy seriously and only accepts company if it’s time to breed. We still need to learn more about this species due to its solitary nature. Double the size of a typical cat, it has small yet efficient legs, which helps with an arboreal Lifestyle. The dinner table is often served with mid-sized mammals, including but not limited to tree hydrates, small birds, rodents, and even monkeys.

An exciting factor observed in this animal is that it gradually changes its color from bright orange to reddish brown. Scientists previously thought of these animals as nocturnals, but recently they have discovered that this species could be active any time of the day or night.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Angola
2014
Benin
2014
Presence Uncertain
Burundi
2014
Presence Uncertain
Cameroon
2014
Central Af. Rep.
2014
Congo-Brazzaville
2014
Côte D’ivoire
2014
DR Congo (Kinshasa)
2014
Equatorial Guinea
2014
Gabon
2014
Gambia
2014
Presence Uncertain
Ghana
2014
Guinea-Bissau
2014
Presence Uncertain
Guinea
2014
Kenya
2014
Presence Uncertain
Liberia
2014
Nigeria
2014
Rwanda
2014
Presence Uncertain
Senegal
2014
Presence Uncertain
Sierra Leone
2014
Sudan
2014
Presence Uncertain
Togo
2014
Presence Uncertain
Uganda
2014

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Terrestrial / Aquatic

Altricial / Precocial

Polygamous / Monogamous

Dimorphic (size) / Monomorphic

Active: Diurnal / Nocturnal

Social behavior: Solitary / Pack / Herd

Diet: Carnivore / Herbivore / Omnivore / Piscivorous / Insectivore

Migratory: Yes / No

Domesticated: Yes / No

Dangerous: Yes / No