(Picture) – Jungle Cat / Moeraskat

Jungle Cat / Moeraskat

Taken @ Olmense Zoo, Olmen (B)

The jungle cat (Felis chaus) is a medium-sized cat and considered the largest remaining species of the wild cat genus Felis. The species is also called the swamp lynx but is not closely related to the lynxes.

Felis chaus is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as it is widespread and common particularly in India. Population declines and range contraction are of concern, particularly in Egypt, in the Caucasus, and in southwestern, central and Southeast Asia.

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