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Andean Cat
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Felis jacobita
Family Name:
Felidae
Location:
W. South America ( Andes ) In rocky, arid zones above 9,900-13,200 ft ( 3,000-4000m )
Size:
23-25in
(58-64cm)
Weight:
8 3/4lb (4kg)
Social Unit:
Solitary
Diet:
Small mammals
 
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Andean Cat

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Andean Cat Description
  Small and sturdy, with a long, bushy tail, the Andean Cat or Moutain Cat has thick, silvery gray fur, marked with brown or orange -yellow vertical stripes along its back, spots along its flanks, and dark bands on its legs and tail.
This little- known species lives above the treeline.
The Andean Cat is not directly threatened by hunting and habitat loss like many other cats, but by the rapid decline of its main rodent prey- the Chinchilla and the Viscacha.
 
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