The leopard cat is a solitary animal and sleeps in caves or hollow trees and is an excellent climber. It hunts at night on birds, rodents, bats, hares or domestic poultry. In the wild, they can become 10 - 15 years of age.
The Leopard cat is listed as Least Concern. Does not qualify for a more at risk category. Widespread and abundant taxa are included in this category, on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Namings for the leopard catA young / baby of a leopard cat is called a 'kitten'. The females are called 'queen' and males 'tom '. A leopard cat group is called a 'clowder, clutter, pounce, kindle (young), embarrassment (young),'.
CountriesBhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, North, Korea, South, Laos, Malaysia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam
Leopard cat habitatsArtificial / Terrestrial, Forest, Plantations, Subarctic forest, Subtropical / Tropical Dry forest, Subtropical / Tropical Moist Lowland and Temperate forest
Some facts about the
Adult weight : 5 kg (11 lbs)
Maximum longevity : 17 years
Female maturity :365 days
Gestation : 62 days
Weaning : 45 days
Litter size : 3
Interval between litters : 163 days
Weight at birth : 0.096 kg (0.2112 lbs)
Weight at weaning : 0.62 kg (1.364 lbs)