Marbled cat - seldom seen

Marbled catAbout the same size as the domestic cat, the Marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata) has a longer and furrier tale than the domestic cat. Living in trees, this longer tail help for balancing. Its population is unknown as it is seldomly seen in the dense forests from north-east India to Indonesia. Another factor of their obscure status is that it is believed to be nocturnal. They are also known to hunt more on the ground than in trees in parts of Indonesia. They are very vulnerable to loss of their habitat as they benefit from large dense forest canopies.

The Marbled cat is listed as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species

Namings for the marbled cat
A young / baby of a marbled cat is called a 'kitten'. The females are called 'queen' and males 'tom '. A marbled cat group is called a 'clowder, clutter, pounce, kindle (young), embarrassment (young),'.
Some facts about the
Marbled cat

Adult weight : 3.5 kg (7.7 lbs)

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.085 kg (0.187 lbs)

Source: AnAge, licensed under CC

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