All About The Wild Geoffroy Cat
The Geoffroy cat is one of the small cats about which little is known, this cat has a uniformly patterned coat of small black spots of nearly equal size and spacing. The ground color tends to be more of an ochre color in the northern part of their range to a gray in the southern part. Black (melanistic) individuals are common. Males weigh an average of 10 pounds, and females average 8. Geoffroy’s cats are strong swimmers that regularly enter the water, and have been recorded frequently swimming fast flowing rivers 100 feet wide. Geoffroy’s cats were named after the French naturalist Geoffroy St. Hilaire.
The Geffroy cat in this photo is was named Saratoga. She lived at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, which is my favorite place in the whole world.
- Common Name: Geoffroy’s Cat
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
- Class: Mammalia
- Order: Carnivora
- Family: Felidae
- Genus: Felinae (Oncifelis)
- Species: geoffroyi
Most people are not intimidated by the Geoffroy's Cat's size, but they should be. They have not ever been fully domesticated, and are a truly untrustworthy wild cat.
More Geoffroy Cat Information:
- Geoffroy Cat - Misc, Size & Appearance, Habitat, Distribution
- Geoffroy Cat - Reproduction & Offspring, Social System & Communication, Hunting & Diet
- Geoffroy Cat - Principal Threats, Status, Felid tag, How rare
The Geoffroy Cat video below was taken by Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida, which is my favorite place in the whole world.
(Text on this page is from www.BigCatRescue.org - This page is in honor of them and their mission. PLEASE, visit their web site links below.)
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