Geoffroy’s cat (Leopardus geoffroyi)
|French:||Chat De Geoffroy|
|Spanish:||Gato De Mato, Gato Montés Común|
- Geoffroy’s cat can be found throughout most of the southern half of South America.
- Although Geoffroy's cat is usually spotted, melanistic (dark) individuals also occur.
- From the 1960s to 1980s, Geoffroy’s cat was heavily hunted for its pelt, but the demand died down after 1988.
Classified as Near Threatened (NT) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES (2).
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