International Society For Endangered Cats

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Black-footed Cat Home Ranges

"Territorial male Aris calling out to advertise for a female and to warn off competing males." A. Sliwa

For their diminutive size, Black-footed Cats have astonishingly large home ranges. Male ranges average 20.7 sq km and may reach 25 sq. km. Home ranges of the males overlap the ranges of one to four females. Female home ranges are generally smaller, at around 10 sq. km. Young males disperse far from their parent’s range, while young females settle in adjacent ranges or take over part of their mother’s range.

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2 responses to “Black-footed Cat Home Ranges

  1. Lauri February 21, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    I am really enjoying this blog! Lots of good information about so many cats I have never heard of!

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