The Caucasian wildcat is a lesser-known breed of wild cat. This cat is a rare breed native to North Ossetia, Kabardino-Balkaria and the Caucasus region, and like all cats, it likes high places. The Caucasian wildcat is a subspecies of the European wildcat. This cat is endangered.
The Caucasian wildcat lives in the Caucasus and Anatolian regions.
The Caucasian wildcat is slightly larger and stockier than the domestic cat. The total length is 70-75 cm and the weight is 4-6 kg. Adult cats can weigh up to 8kg. The Caucasian wildcat is a subspecies of the European wildcat and is a wild cat that lives near Georgia and Turkey. Like other cats, this cat likes to live in high places, but only this cat likes to live in areas as high as 3000m above sea level. Although they are feral cats, their behavior is not much different from that of domestic cats. They are capricious and selfish, and like to act alone.
The Caucasian wildcat, like the domestic cat, is a carnivore. They hunt not only mice and birds, but also small hares and fish when necessary. Caucasian wildcats are in ambush and hunting. Breeding is viviparous, but little is known about the breeding season. During mating season, males are often witnessed fighting over females.
The Caucasian wildcat is designated as an endangered species in Armenia and Russia. Caucasian wildcats often live in burrows, but they are often attacked by wolves, so they are never at the top of the food chain. The cat once lived in Turkey, but is believed to be extinct in eastern Anatolia. No one knows the exact number of cats, but it is estimated to be around 3,000 to 40,000. Illegal deforestation is a major problem across Armenia, displacing the region’s wildlife, not just the Caucasian wildcat.
The Caucasian wildcat is listed as an endangered species. Therefore, it is quite difficult for the general public to raise them. Admire it at the zoo or visit the Caucasus region.