Andean Mountain Cat
Andean Mountain Cat
Leopardus jacobitus
(Cornalia, 1865)
Range Andes Mountain range
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Carnivora
Family Felidae
Genus Leopardus
Species L. jacobitus
Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)

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This cat lives in the arid zones of the Andes Mountains. Its thick coat enables it to survive bitterly cold nights. It mainly hunts rodents, including the endangered chinchillas.

Due to its small range, the silvery Andean mountain cat is extremely rare.

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