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Apex predators – cats
Bengal leopard cat
Class Mammals
Order Хищные
Family Кошачьи
Distribution India and Hindustan
DESCRIPTION OF THE SPECIES
The nominal subspecies of the small cat species. The animals within the species differ significantly mainly due to fur colour. Bengal leopard cats living in Primorsky Krai differ from the ones living on the islands of Indonesia. Those animals, which live in the south, have a yellow fur colour (similar to the colouring of a leopard), the northern inhabitants have a mainly taupe fur colour. Body length is 65-70cm (southern island populations). They weigh 3-4kg, females are more graceful. In captivity, the Bengal leopard cats often express their discontent atypically – they spit
DIET
Predator. Eats rodents, birds, sometimes hunt bats. Occasionally, attacks young muntjacs. This cats also eat insects, amphibians, fish. Grass and eggs may sometimes supplement a diet
LIFE EXPECTANCY
In nature they live 5-7 years on average, in captivity – 10-15 years (depending on the subspecies).