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The Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat of Southeast Asia. Overall, is very similar in size to a domestic house cat, although the actual size and body type of the leopard cat can vary greatly by region. The fur colors and patterns also vary from yellow in the southern populations to more silver-grey in the northern ones. The chest and the lower part of the head are white, and this spotted cat is known for the shadings in the spots called "rosettes". It is usually a solitary animal except during the mating season. Litter size is usually 2 to 4 kittens and the gestation period can vary from 65 to 70 days.
This cat can be found in forests and rainforest areas, in low to fairly high altitudes. It lives close to water and can swim as well as climb trees with agility. It is a nocturnal animal that hunts wil rabbits, birds, rodents and other small mammals, and even bats.
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