Leopard Cat

23 Jun 2018  Sat

The leopard cat is one of small wild cat live in tropical evergreen rain forests and plantations of Indian Subcontinent. There are eleven different species of leopard cat found in the jungles of Asia.

The Leopard Cat looks like a dwarf Leopard due to its colour and the markings and is of a size of the domestic cat with rather long legs. The colour pattern of this cat varies from region to region and is usually yellow on the top with white below. It also has a couple of bands from the crown running along the neck and shoulders.

Since 2002 it has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List as it is widely distributed, but threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range.

India Post issued 5 Rupee postage stampin brown color with Leopard Cat drawn on it.

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