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20 February, 2020 12:00 AM printer

•    Wildcat can reach 29 to 46 inches in length and 7 to 18 pounds of weight.

•    Soft fur of wildcat can be grey-brown, yellowish-grey, dark grey, reddish or sandy colored and covered with various spots and stripes. Black-tipped tail is covered with dark rings.

•    Dark-colored wildcats with prominent spots and stripes often inhabit moist areas and forests. Wildcats from arid areas have pale-colored fur with less prominent markings.

•    Wildcat is an agile climber, but it lives and hunts on the ground (terrestrial animal).

•    Wildcat is nocturnal creature (active during the night).

•    Wildcat has keen sense of hearing and eyesight which are used for detection of the prey during the night.

•    Wildcat is a carnivore (meat-eater). Its diet is based on rodents, birds, reptiles, insects and spiders. It occasionally hunts large prey such as rabbits, small deer and antelopes. Wildcat eats entire prey, including the feathers, fur and bones.

•    Wildcat can reach the speed of 30 miles per hour.

•    Wildcat is territorial animal that lives solitary life. Males occupy larger territories than females. They use urine, feces and scent to mark their territory.

     •           Wildcats can survive 6 to 8 years in the wild and up to 15 years in the captivity.