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Geoffroy's Cat
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Leopardus geoffroy
(d'Orbigny & Gervais, 1844)
Information
Range

Southern and central South America

Scientific Classification
Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Chordata

Class

Mammalia

Order

Carnivora

Family

Felidae

Genus

Leopardus

Species

L. geoffroy

Conservation Status
(IUCN 3.1)
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Least Concern

Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroy) is a small wild cat native to southern and central South America. It is listed as least concern on the IUCN Red List.[1] This high-altitude species is known in the southern part of South America where it lives as “the mountain cat”. It has a short, broad head and can run, swim, and climb with ease. Geoffroy’s cat may sleep in holes in trees during the day. Geoffroy’s cat is about the same size as a domestic cat.

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