The Asian golden cat Catopuma temminckii is a medium-sized wild cat native to the northeastern Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has been listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since , and is threatened by hunting pressure and habitat loss , since Southeast Asian forests are undergoing the world's fastest regional deforestation. It is also called Temminck's cat and Asiatic golden cat. Asian golden cats in Sumatra are reddish brown in colour. It prefers forest habitats interspersed with rocky areas and inhabits dry deciduous , subtropical evergreen and tropical rainforests. Since an individual was caught alive in in Nepal, the country is thought to be the westernmost part of the cat's range.
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Sturdily built with fairly long legs, they are medium sized, with fox-red to gold-brown, black, brown or grey fur. Melanistic examples are not uncommon. The most conspicuous features of this cat are the white lines bordered with black running across the cheeks, and from the inner corners of the eyes up to the crown. The backs of the short, rounded ears are black, with a whitish central area, and the eyes are usually greyish green or amber. The Golden Cat is a nocturnal forest dweller, preferring sub-tropical and tropical evergreen forests, but they occasionally frequent more open areas with rocky tracts. Camera trap photos of both the spotted form and the more common reddish coat have been taken at 3, metres in Bhutan dwarf shrubs and grassland, setting a record for high altitude sightings. During a field study in Thailand, one adult female had a home range of
Earth's Endangered Creatures lists endangered plants and animals of the world that are threatened with extinction. It is split into 11 parts--seven of which are the seven continents of our planet and also an Oceanic, Middle East, and Central America category. Hawaii is the endangered species capital of the world and has been individually categorized.
British Broadcasting Corporation Home. One of the smallest and most enigmatic species of cat is now threatened with extinction. According to a new study, habitat loss and deforestation are endangering the survival of Asia's flat-headed cat, a diminutive and little studied species. The cat, which has webbed feet to help hunt crabs and fish, lives among wetland habitats in southeast Asia.