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September 19, 2009

The Cryptic Cat


Elusive golden cat caught on film
"Anecdotal evidence suggests that while many villagers and locals may see the cat crossing roads, or maybe raiding domesticates, there are just not that many researcher sightings. We're usually looking for other things." As a result, says Dr Aronsen, there are no direct field studies of the African golden cat (Profelis aurata). Most studies that have been done are based on scat analyses."There is very little known about this felid, what kind of habitat it prefers etc," he says. "It is spread across equatorial Africa, but it is cryptic and we presume solitary, making observations few and far between."

Posted by Vanderleun at September 19, 2009 1:24 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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It's the cat that walks alone!

Posted by: Andrea Harris at September 19, 2009 5:56 PM

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