The Rusty Spotted Cat is one of the two smallest of the wild
cats. It is native to India and Sri Lanka but choses
different habitats in each, preferring mainly rainforest in
Sri Lanka but dry forest and grassland in India (possibly
due to competition from Leopard Cats in Indian rainforest).
Mainly nocturnal, mainly terrestrial and generally solitary, the coat is basically
grey with rusty lines and spots. Prey is rodents, birds and
The species is vulnerable through continued habitat loss.