Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata) The Marbled Cat inhabits the forests of southeast Asia, from northern India, Malay peninsula, Sumatra, and Borneo. They resemble the Clouded Leopard, having thick soft fur with a similar clouded pattern. The background colour is golden, the large spots fade off to one side. Like the Clouded Leopard, they have very long canine teeth. Though the head resembles that of small cats, it is closely related to the big cats.
Wildcats were common in the European Pleistocene era; when the ice vanished, they became adapted to a life in dense forests. In most European countries, they have become very rare. Although legally protected, they are still shot by people mistaking them for feral domestic cats. In the Scottish Highlands, where approximately 400 were thought to remain in the wild in 2004, interbreeding with feral cats is a significant threat to the wild population's distinctiveness. #sandiegozoo #coolcats