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Endangered Asian Species: Jungle Cat

Animal

Jungle cats are wild cats that look a lot like domestic cats. It is a wild cat distributed from the Middle East to India, Pakistan, Turkey and so on. Jungle cats are similar to domestic cats, but their physique is larger than domestic cats. Although it has a large physique, it has a short tail for that reason. It has been deeply involved with humans since ancient times, and it is said that jungle cats were mixed in the mummies of cats excavated in the Egyptian pyramids.

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Habitat

Jungle cats are widespread in Turkey, Afghanistan, India and Iraq.

Characteristic

Jungle cats are bigger than domestic cats. Body length 50-75 cm, weight 5-16 kg. Like other cats, he likes to act alone. Jungle cats tend to have long limbs, which are said to have become longer because they can live near water or in wetlands. The coat color is tan or grayish yellow, and the tip of the tail is black. Jungle cats prefer to live in dry forests, woods and savanna. Jungle cats don’t like rainforests and don’t live there.

Ecology

Jungle cats are active day and night. We mainly catch and eat small animals, birds and lizards. There are subspecies of jungle cats, some cats diving into the water to catch fish and some cats can climb trees. The breeding form is embryo. During the breeding season, males squeal like dogs and attract females. The gestation period is about 2 months, and you can give birth to about 2-5 animals at a time.

Endangered species

Jungle cats are not yet endangered, but populations are declining sharply in some regions. It has been classified as a Red List Least Concern by the International Union for Conservation of Nature. It is not easy to keep because it is an animal whose international commerce is regulated by the Washington Convention.

Breeding

Jungle cats are not easy to keep because they are animals whose international commerce is regulated by the Washington Convention. Furthermore, since it is a wild cat, I don’t know if it will be fond of humans. Watch at the zoo or go to the Middle East and South Asia.

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