Photos (c) Art Wolfe

African Golden Cat - Profelis aurata

Weight: 30-40 lbs
Head/Body: 29 in
Tail: 12 in
Subspecies: 2

The African golden cat has a sturdy build, with long legs, large paws, small head and short tail. Its coat has a wide range of colors, from chestnut brown to silver gray, with white on its cheeks, chin, chest belly and insides of its legs.

The African golden cat may be found in the dense forests and scrub of central and west Africa, where it hunts by night and twilight, from the ground, and seeks rodents, birds, and small deer.