The most common wild cat of South America, Geoffrey’s cat, alongside puma, is one of the most southerly of all cats. Discovered by the nineteenth century French naturalist Geoffrey St Hilaire, it is nearly the size of a domestic cat with length nearing two feet (excluding a one foot tail) and weight around 5-10 lbs. Oncifelis Geoffroyi, it is seen in countries of Brazil, Bolivia, Argentina and Paraguay.

Color and size vary through its range. The northern cats are smaller and have a reddish/yellow base color whereas the cats in south of their range are larger with a grayish fur. Coat is marked by small dark spots that coalesce in upper body, neck and face to form stripes. Undersides and chin are lighter and tail has black bands. Eyes…



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