Leopard cat Felis (Prionailurus) bengalensis
Scientific classification:
Kingdom : Animalia
Phylum : Chordata
Class : Mammalia
Order : Carnivora
Family : Viverridae
Genus : Felis (Prionailurus)
Species : bengalensis
Scientific name : Felis (Prionailurus) bengalensis
Important Facts
Head and body length 44 – 107 cm.
Weight 3 – 7 kg.
Tail length 15 – 44 cm.
Litter size 1 - 4
Gestation period 56  days
Life span 12 – 13 years
The habitat of this cat is forests - subpolar coniferous forests as well as tropical rainforests. It lives close to water courses and may be found in the heights up to 3000m. The leopard cat can climb trees skilfully. It is able to swim, but will seldom do so.


North Korea and the Amur basin and as far south as Bali, the leopard cat’s range extends towards Pakistan through northern India, the southern Himalaya, Bangladesh, Burma, and Indo-China. They are found on the Philippines, Borneo and Java and several islands near Japan.


Leopard cats like most felids are opportunists, and they prey on hares, rodents, reptiles, moles, insects, amphibians, game birds, fish, mouse deer and the fawns of roe deer. Grass and eggs may supplement their diets. They are known to raid poultry and to tackle aquatic prey in the water.
1 dressed chicken per day except on Friday. The meat is provided 6 days in a week.