Rare African Golden Cat caught on camera

African Golden Cat

The elusive African Golden Cat

Three images of one of Africa’s most elusive cats has been caught on camera.

The African Golden Cat (Profelis aureate) was caught with a digital infrared camera trap, set up by Yale biologist Dr Gary Aronsen.

Cat info: Due to its extremely reclusive living style, not much is known about this cat’s behaviour.

The African Golden Cat is able to climb, but hunts primarily on the ground. Prey includes rodents, birds, small monkeys, the tree hyrax, small antelope species, such as the duiker, and even the Giant Forest Hog. These cats have also been known to take domestic poultry and livestock.

Source: BBC Earth News.
Image: © Gary Aronsen.

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