Imperial Felines

The Jungle CatThe jungle cat originated within the Nile River Valley in Africa, but can now be present in Egypt, West and Central Asia, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. Our laboratory-primarily based species identification of scat samples revealed that jungle cat scats were discovered inside all biogeogoraphic zones sampled, but had been rare in the northern part of the nation (Himalayas, North East and foothills) and therefore for the biogeographic grouping we had to pool the Upper Gangetic Plains and North East samples since they are neighboring zones.

In Iran, the Jungle Cat was present in a wide range of habitats reminiscent of from plains, agriculture lands and mountains however was mostly found in shrub lands and woodlands (Sanei et al. 2016). In Turkey, the Jungle Cat has a fragmented distribution and seems to be quite extensively distributed within the south of the country but to be restricted especially to wetland areas (Gerngross 2014).

In India, local tribesmen easily establish the Jungle Cat from pictures, and describe it as part of their wild meat eating regimen. The mangrove cats spread in south Asia and the southeast Asia, including Sumatra and Java. The forest cat inhabitants may be very widespread, however they were relatively rare stay in nature.

Analyses included a hundred and forty unique records of leopard cat locations (black dots) obtained from museum records, literature and current research and 8 variables of temperature (annual vary, most summer season, mean of the driest and coldest quarter) and precipitation (wettest month, seasonality, warmest and coldest quarter).

The jungle cat has rapidly declined in Europe for the reason that Sixties and is still lowering. Jungle cats primarily prey on animals that weigh less than 1 kg and commonly consume rodents, lizards, snakes, frogs, birds, hare, fish, bugs, livestock, and even fruit during the winter.