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Geoffroys Cat
2008-06-16 16:05:09

Geoffroy's Cat (Leopardus geoffroyi), is probably the most common wild cat in South America. The species inhabits the Andes, Pampas (scrubby forest parts), and Gran Chaco landscape. Geoffroy's Cat is about 24 inches long, has relatively long 12 inch tail and weighs only about 4"“9 pounds, though individuals up to 18 pounds have been reported. Its fur has black spots, but the background...

Geoffroys Cat
2007-01-19 12:59:31

The Geoffroy's cat is probably the most common wild cat in South America. It is about the size of a domestic cat. Their fur has black spots, but the background color varies from region to region. In the north, a brownish yellow coat is most common. Farther south, their coats are grayish. A black pigmentation is quite common both in the wild and in captivity. The Geoffroy's cat primarily...

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