Jungle Cat

Jungle CatScientific 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