THE LOVELY LEOPARD CAT

THE LOVELY LEOPARD CAT

The leopard cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat in Hong Kong.


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.


The above images were taken through the glass at the mammal enclosure at Kadoorie farm. I do have images of wild animals, tho I could never get as close; wild Leopard cats photographed below...