Tigerkatze Leopardus tigrinus (Schreber, 1775)


English: Tiger Cat; French: Chat tigré.

Former distribution: As now.
Present distribution: From Costa Rica south to western Venezuela, French Guyana, Guyana, Colombia, Equador, northern Peru, Brasil, Paraguay, Uruguay, northern Argentina.
Behaviour: Preferred habitat: forests; prey includes small mammals, birds, lizards and large insects; is a good climber.
Population status: Vulnerable. Numbers: no records.
Brief notes:
Body weight: 2-3 kg
Head and body length: 50-55 cm
Tail length: 25-40 cm
Shoulder height: No records
Gestation period: 74 days
Maximum age: No records
Trophy: Skull: length 9.0 cm, width 5.8 cm. CIC: 14.8 points.
Hunting methods: With dogs.
Remarks: Very little is known of its habits in the wild. A survey required of status, distribution and ecology.