Rusty Spotted Cat Prionailurus rubiginosus

Rusty Spotted Cat
Rusty Spotted Cat
Rusty Spotted Cat
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).
Rusty Spotted Cats
Rusty Spotted Cat
Rusty Spotted Cats
Mainly nocturnal, mainly terrestrial and generally solitary, the coat is basically grey with rusty lines and spots. Prey is rodents, birds and lizards.
Rusty Spotted Cat
Rusty Spotted Cat
Rusty Spotted Cat
The species is vulnerable through continued habitat loss.