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Leopard Cat

Leopard Cat
Photographer: Kuribo

Leopard Cat Range Map (Asia)
Leopard Cat Range Map (Asia)

Latin Name Prionailurus bengalensis
Conservation Status Least Concern
Location Asia
Colour Yellowish to Silver Grey with Black Markings
Length 45 - 90 cms (17.7 - 35.4 inches)
Tail 28 - 37 cms (11 - 14.6 inches)
Weight 4 - 8 Kgs (8.8 - 17.6 lbs)
Life Expectancy

- Yrs

Main Characteristics

Leopard Cats have a body length between 45 and 90 cms (17.7 - 35.4 inches), a tail length between 28 and 37 cms (11 - 14.6 inches) and they weigh between 4 and 8 kgs (8.8 - 17.6 lbs). Their size varies depending on the region in which they live.


Leopard Cats have the widest geographic range of any feline. They can be found in a range of habitats in south to east Asia.


Cats feed on a variety of small prey including mammals, reptiles, amphibians, birds and insects.


After a gestation period of 60 - 70 days, Leopard Cats give birth to 2 - 4 youngsters.



Subspecies of the Leopard Cat are:

Prionailurus bengalensis alleni
Prionailurus bengalensis bengalensis
Prionailurus bengalensis borneoensis
Prionailurus bengalensis chinensis
Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus
Prionailurus bengalensis heaneyi
Prionailurus bengalensis horsfieldii
Prionailurus bengalensis javanensis
Prionailurus bengalensis rabori
Prionailurus bengalensis sumatranus
Prionailurus bengalensis trevelyani

Interesting Facts

The iriomote cat was one considered a subspecies of the Leopard Cat, but now they are a species in their own right.

Similar Animals

Pallas's Cat
Iriomote Cat
Fishing Cat
Flat-Headed Cat
Rusty-Spotted Cat


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