Bornean Bay Cat

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The Borneo bay cat (Pardofelis badia), also called the bay cat and Bornean cat, is native to Borneo. Due to a declining population, the cat has been listed as ENDANGERED on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.

Bay cats can be found in many different types of habitats in Borneo, including hilly forests and swanps. The cat is smaller than an Asian Golden Cat . It has vibrant, chestnut-colored fur, and a long tail with a white stripe down the lower side. The tip of the cat’s tail is black.

Bay cats have a small head with dark stripes that come down from each eye. Stripes can also be seen on the cheeks.  The fur beneath the cat’s chin is white

Bornean bay cats are approximately 19 to 20 inches long and weight between 6 and 9 lbs.

The most pressing conservation issue for the bay cat is the loss of habitat due to deforestation.

Bay Cat Pictures

Bornean Bay Cat Conservation Organizations

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