English Name
Scientific Name
Body Length
RDB Category
: Tsushima Leopard Cat
: Felis bengalensis euptilura
: 50-70cm
: CR (Threaten I: Critical Endangered)

Tsushima Leopard Cat

    Tsushima Leopard Cat distributes only in Tsushima Island, Nagasaki Pref. It is often seen at lower forest under 200 meters elevation, including cultivated land. It usually lives alone near to human residential area. Main diet is mice lived in forest, birds, frogs and insects like grasshoppers. Although the population in 1960's was estimated at 300 individuals in the whole island, it is from 70 to 90 individuals at present. Ministry of the Environment promotes scientific researches and captured breeding project at Tsushima Wildlife Center.