Black-footed cat

When it comes to hunting skills, this cat proves that good things come in small packages

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Have you ever heard of the Black-footed cat? It’s a really cool wild feline that’s found in southern Africa. Even though it’s small, it’s a super-skilled hunter that goes after small mammals, birds, and insects. The crazy thing is that it’s considered one of the deadliest cats in the world, with a success rate of up to 60% in its hunting adventures!

Sadly, even though this little guy is tough, it’s still at risk from habitat loss and poaching. There are less than 10,000 Black-footed cats out there, which is why it’s super important to do what we can to help protect them. By spreading the word and supporting conservation efforts, we can make sure that this amazing species continues to thrive in the wild.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Angola
2016
Presence Uncertain
Botswana
2016
Eswatini
2016
Presence Uncertain
Lesotho
2016
Presence Uncertain
Namibia
2016
South Africa
2016
Zimbabwe
2016
Presence Uncertain

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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