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Rusty-Spotted Cat

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Rusty-Spotted Cat

Rusty-Spotted Cat Range Map (Southern Asia)
Rusty-Spotted Cat Range Map (Southern Asia)

Latin Name Prionailurus rubiginosus
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location South Asia
Colour Grey/Brown with Rusty Markings
Length 35 - 48 cms (13.8 - 19 inches)
Tail 15 - 25 cms (6 - 10 inches)
Weight 1.1 - 1.6 Kgs (2.4 - 3.5 lbs)
Life Expectancy


Main Characteristics

Rusty-Spotted Cats are one of the smallest species of cat. They have a body length between 35 and 48 cms (13.8 - 19 inches), a tail length between 15 and 25 cms (6 - 10 inches) and they weigh between 1.1 and 1.6 kgs (2.4 - 3.5 lbs).

They are grey/brown in colour and they have rust coloured markings.


Rusty-Spotted Cats are found in the scrublands and grasslands of India and the mountain forests of Sri Lanka.


Rusty-Spotted Cats mainly feed on small mammals, frogs and birds.


After a gestation period of 67 - 71 days, Rusty-Spotted Cats give birth to a litter of 1 - 2 kittens.


Humans are predators of Rusty-Spotted Cats.


Subspecies of the Rusty-Spotted Cat include:

Prionailurus rubiginosus rubiginosus - India
Prionailurus rubiginosus phillipsi - Sri Lanka

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