Photos (c) Art Wolfe

Pampas Cat - Oncifelis colocolo

Weight: 8-14 lbs
Head/Body: 24 in
Tail: 12 in
Subspecies: 7

The pampas cat is a small cat, about the size of a cat, with a broad face and large pointed ears. Its coat varies from a silvery gray, through all tones of yellow and yellowish-brown, to a light brown, with the flanks, legs, and tail banded with a darker variation of the body color.

The pampas cat may be found in the open grasslands and high pampas of southern South America east of the Andes, where it hunts by night, from the ground, and seeks birds, cavies and other small animals.