Marbled Cat

Marbled Cat illustration. Via Richard Lydekker/Wikipedia

Pardofelis marmorata

This cat weighs about 11 pounds and has a very long body. Its coat pattern and coloring are similar to that of a clouded leopard with large dark blotches. Marbled cats have a thick top coat and soft undercoat. Marbled cats spend much of their time in the trees and are good climbers. These cats have a very bushy tail that is as long as the rest of its body. They use their tails for balance and have large paw pads that help the cats climb trees.

Marbled cats like to eat chickens squirrels, birds, frogs, rats and lizards. They live in tropical forests and are found in Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Borneo, Malaysia, southern China, India, Nepal, Myanmar and Cambodia. The marbled cat has been seen on beaches and in swampy areas. Its main threats in the wild are deforestation and hunting.

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