The leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat.
A leopard cat is similar in size to a domestic cat, but more muscular, with a smaller head marked with two prominent dark stripes, and a short and narrow white muzzle.
They are very shy, and difficult to see. Some are active during the day, but most hunt at night, and are agile climbers and quite arboreal in their habits. They rest in trees, but also hide in dense thorny undergrowth on the ground. Leopard cats are solitary, except during breeding season.