The Marbled Cat

One of the beautiful wild cat was photographed by camera trap in Leuser Ecosystem. The marbled cat, Pardofelis marmorata. The cat weighing just 2-5 kg looks like a domestic cat. However, the marbled cat has a very long and thick tail. This species lives in both primary and secondary forests, with a preference for hilly terrain.

These cats feed on small animals such as rats, birds, lizards, and frogs. The cat’s coat is thick and soft, it also superficially resembles a clouded leopard in coat and pattern. Their gestation is estimated to vary from 66 to 82 days and kittens weigh 61 to 85 grams at birth.

Photos by SINTAS Indonesia, Forum Konservasi Leuser, and Panthera