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Marbled Cat
Characteristics
Scientific Name:
Felis marmorata
Family Name:
Felidae
Location:
N.E. India to S.E. Asia. In tropical forest.
Size:
18-21in.
( 45-53cm )
Weight:
4 1/2- 11 lb.
( 2-5kg )
Social Unit:
Solitary
Gestation:
81 days
Birth:
1-4
Diet:
birds, reptiles, small mammals, amphibians
 
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Marbled Cat

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Marbled Cat Description
  This cat resembles a small Clouded Leopard in appearance. Varying from brownish gray to bright yellow or reddish brown, it has large dark blotches, outlined in black, along its sides. Its limbs and underparts have solid black dots, and its long, bushy tail is spotted and tipped with black.
Little is known about the lifestyle of the Marbled Cat, but it is thought to be nocturnal and partly arboreal.
It preys mainly on birds, squirrels,and rats,and,probably , lizards and frogs.
This cat is affected by human disturbance and habitat loss .
 
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