What a wild cat is like

Wildcat

Eurasian wildcat

The wild cat, from which the domestic cat comes, is one of the small felines that still we can find in the forests of Europe, Asia and Africa. Due to genetic kinship, it can reproduce with furry animals that have been abandoned.

Let's know what a wild cat is like.

The wild cat, whose scientific name is Happy New Year, is a small furry tabby that weighs around 3kg (females) and 6kg (males). They have a robust body, grayish brown in color with almost black stripes. The legs and its tail are somewhat wider than those of its domestic relatives. The coat is thick so it can be protected from cold winters. The character of this animal is very similar to that of domestic cats that have never had contact with humans; namely, they are independent, very territorial and elusive.

Its territory covers about 2km2, and he will do whatever it takes to protect him, leaving his trail so that others cannot enter.

Wildcat

The bobcat is a solitary animal, but during the mating season the males can approach the farms in search of a mate. For the rest, once the cat becomes pregnant, it is she who must take care of the kittens alone until they learn to hunt and fend for themselves (Normally, at 9 months the mother separates from them, since only a month later their reproductive organs will finish maturing). And by the way, do you know what they eat? Indeed, the same as domestic cats in the wild: rodents, birds, amphibians.

The life expectancy of these beautiful cats is about 10 years., but they can reach 15. They are magnificent animals and very difficult to see, but this should not fool us: fortunately, they are not in danger of extinction, and are in fact protected by CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora).

If you ever get a chance to see one, don't hesitate to take a picture of it 🙂.


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