The Andean mountain cat has an ashy-gray coat, a gray head, face, and ears. Their thick fur and long tails make them look bigger. They also have two dark brown lines running from their eyes and across their cheeks. Their limbs and tail have black rings around them, and there are 6 to 9 rings on the tail.
Due to the very few observations in the wild, the cause of their rarity is still unknown, whether it’s a natural phenomenon or is attributable to human actions. However, their population number is decreasing and listed as Endangered. The main reason might be the decrease in the numbers of their main prey, mountain viscachas, and mountain chinchillas.
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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