Feline Conservation Federation

Jungle Cat


Scientific Name: Felis chaus
Common Name:  Jungle Cat, Reed Cat, Swamp Cat
Adult Species' Characteristics:
Height at the shoulder:
14-15 inches (35-38 cm)
Body Length: (Body to nose): 20-30 inches (50-75 cm)
Length of Tail: 6-10 inches (15-25 cm)
Weight: 9-35 lbs (4-16 kg)
Diet: Rodents, birds, hares, reptiles, amphibians, insects and small mammals.
Gestation Period: 63 - 76 Days
Age of Maturity: 18 Months
Breeding Season: In central Asia mating occurs during February and March. It has been suggested that they may breed twice a year. 
Litter Size: 1 - 6 Average
Lifespan: 14 years
Predators: Man

Subspecies: There are a variety of subspecies found in various parts of the world:

Felis Chaus - Iran, Pakistan, Afganistan, Central Asia
Felis Chaus Affinis - Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Yunnan, Himalaya
Felis Chaus Fulvidina - Thiland, Mynamar      
Felis Chaus Furax - Iraq, Syria
Felis Chaus Kelaarti - Sri Lanka
Felis Chaus Kutas - Eastern India, Bangladesh
Felis Chaus Nilotica - Egypt
Felis Chaus Oxiana - Southwestern Russia
Felis Chaus Prateri - Western India