Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/53926

Scientific Classification

Kingdom:Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Mammalia
Order:Carnivora
Family:Felidae
Genus:Felis
Genus species:Felis chaus

Animal Characteristics

Head-Body Length:50-75 cm
Height:35-38 cm
Weight:4-16 kg
Identification:The jungle cat has a short tail, long legs, tapered ears, and a sandy brown to yellow fur color. This cat occasionally has dark stripes on its face and legs.
Habitat:Dry forests, woodlands, scrub, reed beds, urban areas
Diet:Carnivore: rodents, frogs, birds
Reproduction:After a gestation period of 66 days, the female gives birth to 2-5 cubs.
Behavior:These diurnal cats will escape to dens for safety.
Status:No special status

Other Information

Geographic:Northeastern Africa
Southern Asia
Date:1958-1988 Subjects:feline
Jungle cat
Cats
Felis
Felidae
Carnivora
Mammals
Vertebrates
Chordata
Predatory animals