Iriomote cat Iriomote-yamaneko “Iriomote mountain cat” (西表山猫)

The iriomote is critically endangered with only 250 members of its species in existence! Related to the leopard, Iris inhabit the tiny island  of Iriomote (280 sq km), and probably due to it’s island habitat, are only about the size of the average house cat, 5–60 centimeters long and weigh 3.5–5 kilograms.  Apparently they are not the best jumpers, and have less flexible spines, but are still powerful as forest-dwelling hunters. They also have an external as opposed to internal scent gland which means they might spray more, or would that mean less? Find out way more at the Iriomote wiki page

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