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Kodkod

Kodkod Range Map (South America)
Kodkod Range Map (South America)







Latin Name Leopardus guigna
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location South America
Colour Grey with Black Markings
Length 42 - 51 cms (16.5 - 20 inches)
Tail 19.5 - 25 cms (7.5 - 10 inches)
Weight 2 - 2.5 Kgs (4.5 - 5.5 lbs)
Life Expectancy

11 Yrs (in Captivity)

Main Characteristics

Kodkod are the smallest cat in the Americas. They have a body length between 42 and 51 cms (16.5 - 20 inches), a tail length between 19.5 and 25 cms (7.5 - 10 inches) and they weigh between 2 and 2.5 kgs (4.5 - 5.5 lbs).

They are coloured greyish/brown with dense back spots that sometimes merge into stripes, especially on their back and tail.

Habitat

Kodkod are found in the forested areas of western South America.

Diet

Kodkod mainly feed on rodents, birds, reptiles, insects and domestic poultry.

Breeding

After a gestation period of 72 - 78 days, a litter of 1 - 3 kittens are born. Kodkod reach sexual maturity at 2 years of age.

Predators

Humans are predators of Kodkod

Subspecies

There are 2 subspecies of Kodkod:

Leopardus guigna guigna
Leopardus guigna tigrillo

Interesting Facts

The Kodkod is also known as:
Codcod
Guiña
Chilean Cat
Guigna

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Ocelot
Oncilla
Margay
Colocolo
Andean Cat
Pampas Cat
Pantanal Cat
Geoffroy's Cat

 


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