African golden cat

An African golden cat (Profelis aurata) is a medium-sized cat, and it weighs about 18kgs on average. Under captivity it has shown that its base fur color can change, from one stage to another over time, depending on the age and external factors. Its underside of the chest and chin are ordinarily light-colored, and in rare cases, pure white.

The head of an African golden cat has light spots around the eyes. In the 60s, studies were done, and these showed that various colors of the African golden cat (red, brown, silver) were found in equal measure in most areas of their habitats, but the distinctive spots at the back were confined to West Africa.

Primarily, the habitat of the African golden cat is at the Tropical Rain Forest belt running across the equator in Africa. Some experts contend that the African golden cat opts to stay in virgin forests, but some experts say they are comfortable in secondary forests. Owing to the fact that they live in very thick forests, very scant information has been provided concerning lifestyle and biology. Again, some scientists say that these cats are solitary and crepuscular (moving in twilight hours), but then, there had been sightings that contradict at least part of this. Some individuals were seen hunting for prey in broad daylight, but of course, it could have been that rare exception.

The diet of these cats is made up of" title="" rel='external'>rodents, birds and even poultry.

Interesting fact: They are not only little-known as far as the scientific world is concerned, they are also mysterious. Young monkeys had been reported to have been captured, and it strongly insinuates that they may be terrestrial, but they can also navigate the low branches of the jungle's canopy, and that they are good climbers too.

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

Adult weight : 10.65 kg (23.43 lbs)

Maximum longevity : 21 years

Litter size : 2

Weight at birth : 0.248 kg (0.5456 lbs)

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