International Society For Endangered Cats

A Voice For The Wild Cats of the World

Member Photos: Rusty-spotted Cat

Many of our ISEC Canada members are keen photographers, and include both amateur and professional photogs. We are always happy to showcase wild cat photos on this blog, so if you have any pictures you would like to brag about, please email them to our office at isec@wildcatconservation.org. Click on photos to enlarge.

Ben Williams in the United Kingdom has sent us more wild cat photos. This week we’re featuring the tiny Rusty-spotted Cat, photographed at Port Lympne Wildlife Park in Kent.

The Rusty-spotted cat of India and Sri Lanka is possibly the smallest wild cat species on earth, rivaled only by the tiny Black-footed cat of southern Africa.  Adults weigh from 1 to 1.5 kg (about 3.5 lbs). They are only 35 – 48 cm (14 – 19 in) in length, with a 15 – 30 cm (6 – 12 in) tail. Very little is known of their life in the wild.

Read more about the Rusty-spotted cat on our website

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