African Golden Cat

African Golden Cat

Species name: Felis aurata

Other names: gato dorado (Spanish); gnaou ya zamba (Lingala – West Africa); semaguruet (Kipsigi – East Africa)

Description: With one of the most wide-ranging coat colorings of any cat, the African Golden Cat certainly lives up to its name. It can be orange to gray, plain, a little spotted, or completely covered in spots.

It is often called the “leopard’s brother,” but not because of its spots – the two often live in the same neighborhood. Found in moist forests and mountains of Africa Golden Cat survives on monkeys, rodents, and other small animals.

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