Cat House

Leopard Cat
(Prionailurus bengalensis)
Leopard cats tend to yellowish-brown in the tropics and greyish-brown in the northern parts of their range. The leopard cat's pelt is dotted with dark spots which are sometimes solid, sometimes rosettes. Controversy exists over whether diverse sub-species such as the Iriomote cat of Japan and the Amur leopard cat of Russia should be separate species rather than subspecies. Size also varies over the range, from 3.5 to 7 kg for males (7-15 pounds). The Bengal housecat breed is the result of hybridization with the nominate Asian leopard cat, with rosetted forms being the most highly desired patterning.

Leopard Cats at EFBC/FCC (not on exhibit)
Male, born August 2007, arrived here April 2011. More Photos:
Arrivals 2011