Borneo Bay Cat

Catopuma badia

The Borneo bay cat is the most elusive and rarest cat in the world. It is so rare that the first photograph of a live Borneo bay cat was not taken until 1998. It was first discovered in 1855 when a dead cat was discovered. In 1992 the first Borneo bay cat was captured, but unfortunately, this cat did not live long.

This reddish brown cat lives exclusively on the Island of Borneo and has a long tail and small rounded ears. It is about the size of a domestic cat. Because so few cats have been seen, it is likely that the Island of Borneo’s development is threatening the cat.

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