Kodkod (Leopardus guigna)
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The Kodkod is a small wild cat from South America. The body is buff or grey brown with round black spots. The head and shoulders has some black streaks, and the back of the ears are black with white spots. The tail has narrow black rings. All black cats are quite common. The Kodkod may a subspecies of Geoffroy's cat (Leopardus geoffroyi).
Total length: 58cm - 68cm.
Kodkod are found in moist temperate forests of the southern Andes and coastal ranges up to the treeline (up to 2500m). Also found in secondary forest and shrub and in cultivated areas.
eats small mammals and birds.
Female cats produce a litter of two or three kittens.
Argentina and Chile.
The conservation status in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals is "vulnerable".