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5 wild cats you've probably never heard of

By: Ali Berman on Jan. 22, 2016, 4 p.m.
A marbled cat on a tree in Borneo

Photo: Johan Embréus/Wikimedia Commons

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Marbled cat

This tiny cat, weighing in at between 4.4 and 11 pounds, looks a bit like a small version of a clouded leopard. Much of the thick fur coat is marbled and has large, differently shaped blotches, as well as lines down its back. This feline's tail is very long and bushy, sometimes even longer than the body of the cat. When it walks, it holds the tail out in a straight line, parallel to the ground. Believed to live in forested habitat based on its feet, tail length and short limbs, the species is very secretive and has barely been studied in the wild, with the exception of one female who was followed in Thailand with the help of a radio collar. The species lives in Southeast Asia.