Geoffroys Cat in Patagonia
Facts & Information

  • Name:
    Gato de Geoffroyi, Gato Montes Argentino / Geoffroy ´s Cat
  • Scientific name:
    Leopardus geoffroyi
  • Family:
    Felidae
  • Order:
    Carnivorous
  • Size:
    80 to 100 cm. tail to snout ( 26 to 30 in), the tail represents around one third of its total length.
  • Weight:
    3, 5 to 4 kg (8 to 9 pd)
  • Distribution:
    Aysen and Magallanes
 
Geoffroy's Cat

Description:

Feline with a yellowish grey fur with dark spots on the belly, back and sides. It has very distinct longitudinal stripes between the ears and neck. His tail has rings that distinguish this species from the gato colo colo.

Habitat:

Steppe, Shrub , forest and rocky areas

Food habits:

Carnivore (rodents and birds)

Reproduction:

They copulate in August and have a 3 month gestation period, and in November and December they have 2-3 offspring.

Observation:

They are solitary, only in pairs during the reproduction period. It is rare to see this species within the park. Endangered species.

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