Marbled cat

When standing or resting, they are characterized by their arched back

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This small wild cat is closely related to the bay cat and Asian golden cat, which diverged from other felids about 9.4 million years ago. They resemble a miniature clouded leopard, characterized by their brownish-yellow pelage covered in large blotches, which are paler in the center and outlined in black. There are also black spots on the limbs and some black lines on their head and neck.

To adapt to their life on trees, they have a long tail for balancing and retractable, double-sheathed claws that are well suited for climbing. Their diet mainly consists of birds, tree shrews, squirrels, fruit bats, rats, and small primates.

Distribution

Country
Population est.
Status
Year
Comments
Bangladesh
2015
Bhutan
2015
Brunei
2015
Cambodia
2015
China
2015
India
2015
Indonesia
2015
Kalimantan, Sumatera
Laos
2015
Malaysia
2015
Sarawak, Sabah, Peninsular Malaysia
Myanmar
2015
Nepal
2015
Thailand
2015
Vietnam
2015

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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