IUCN LEAST CONCERN (LC). Facts about this animal. The Geoffroy’s is a small spotted cat, about the size of a domestic cat. Head-body length ranges from Learn more about the Geoffroy’s cat – with amazing Geoffroy’s cat videos, photos and facts on Arkive. PDF | On Nov 19, , Pereira J. and others published Leopardus geoffroyi.

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Journal of Mammalian Evolution6 2: The oldest recorded captive Geoffroy’s cat was at least 20 years old. Retrieved 14 January The head and ear pelage ranges from smoky gray to yellow-brown. While ADW staff and contributors provide references to books and websites that we believe are reputable, we cannot necessarily endorse the contents of references beyond our control.

elopardus Banded palm civet H. In captivity where food is abundant, females are polyestrous. Body size is not correlated with latitude in this species. The average length between the first canine and first molar is In southern Patagonia they eat mainly European hares Lepus europaeus and in wetland areas they prey more heavily on waterfowl.

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Biodiversity and Conservation15 8: Salt limits the ability of plants to take up water through their roots. Anderson, ; Foreman, ; Law and Boyle, Picobirnavirus in captive animals from Uruguay: Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment48 1: When housed together in captivity the cats are sociable, and will rest together and groom each other.


African wild dog L. The dorsal side of their ears are black with a centralized white spot. Geoffroy’s cats have been observed to stand up on their hind legs to scan the surrounding landscape and use their tail as a support, an unusual behaviour among cats.

Geoffroy’s cat

This species has very round leopards varying in length between 45 to 62 mm for males and 47 gelffroyi 57 mm for females. In the Bolivian dry forests, L. Zoo population 73 reported to ISIS They still continue to be a protected species; hunting and trading across their entire range is prohibited.

Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment41 3: International trade in Cites Appendix I listed species is now prohibited, except for non-commercial purposes. Journal of Molecular Evolution. Central African oyan P.

A Taxonomic and Geographic Reference 3rd ed. When native habitat and ranch-lands are situated near each other, dispersal is more common between ranches, and from native habitats to ranch-lands. International Zoo Yearbook23 1: Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. It inhabits pampas and savanna landscapes in the Leopardud Chaco from southern Bolivia to the Straits of Magellan.


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Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Mammal Gwoffroyi of the World: Their hair is the shortest on the head, longer on the flanks, and the longest in the inguinal region. Crocuta Spotted hyena C. In the species became protected and harvesting the species became illegal throughout its range.

Their range includes southern Bolivia and Brazil, northwest Paraguay, and extends south through Uruguay and eastern Chile to the tip of Argentina. Saharan striped polecat I.

Sign up to our newsletter Get the latest wild news direct to your inbox. Acta Parasitologica50 3: Mammalia59 1: Melanistic specimens are common.

Bassaricyon Olingos Eastern lowland olingo B. The limbs are spotted on their dorsal side and these spots become smaller moving distally along the limb. The kittens are leopqrdus blind and helpless, weighing about 65 to 95 grams 2.

Leooardus Geoffroy’s cat is usually spotted, melanistic dark individuals also occur. During periods of inactivity they rest in tree middens and cavities, root hollows or tall vegetation.

The breeding season for Geoffroy’s cats lasts from October to March.