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Bay Cat

Bay Cat Range Map (Borneo, S E Asia)
Bay Cat Range Map (Borneo, S E Asia)





Latin Name Catopuma badia
Conservation Status Endangered
Location Borneo, South East Asia
Colour Reddish/Brown or Grey
Length 55 cms (22 inches)
Tail 35 cms (14 inches)
Weight 2.3 - 4.5 Kgs (5 - 10 lbs)
Life Expectancy

- Yrs

Main Characteristics

Bay Cats are one of the rarest and least studied species of cat in the world. They have a body length of 55 cms (22 inches), a tail length of 35 cms (14 inches) and they weigh between 2.3 and 4.5 kgs (5 - 10 lbs).

They are reddish brown or grey in colour
with a pale coloured underside. They have faint, dark markings on their underside and white markings on their head and chin. Their tail is long and they have small rounded ears.

Habitat

Bay Cats are found in the dense forests of Borneo and it is likely they live close to a water source.

Diet

It is thought that Bay Cats feed on small mammals and birds.

Breeding

Little is known about reproduction in Bay Cats.

Predators

There is no recorded data on predators of Bay Cats.

Subspecies

There are no subspecies of the Bay Cat.

Interesting Facts

Bay Cats are also known as:
Bornean Cat
Bornean Red Cat
Bornean Bay Cat
Bornean Marbled Cat

Similar Animals

Serval
Caracal
Marbled Cat
Asian Golden Cat
African Golden Cat
Jaguarundi

 


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