Bay Cat

Common Name: Bornean Bay Cat

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)
Class: Mammalia
Order: Carnivora
Family: Felidae
Genus: Felinae (Catopuma)
Species: Badia
Sub Species: None

Size and Appearance: The Bay Cat is a small cat and is about the size of a house cat. It weighs between 5-10 lbs. It has can have two coat colors: chestnut red or grey, more commonly being red. Its coat is spotted with black markings and has a darker color behind the ears. It has a long tail with a white stripe along the underside of its tail.

Diet: A Bay Cat's diet can consist of birds, reptiles, insects, small mammals, and monkeys. Not a lot is known about Bay Cats and especially their diets because they are confined to the island of Borneo.

Distribution: Bay Cats are confined to the island of Borneo and do not live anywhere else with the exception of captivity. Bay Cats are critically endangered due to the rapid deforestation of Borneo. There is only and estimated 50 wild Bay Cats left in the world.

Social System: Bay Cats are extremely shy and rare so biologists have never actually seen a living Bay Cat so there is no real information on their diet, behavior, or their ecology.

Habitat: Bay Cats live in tropical rain forests in Borneo. They can live in trees 500m in the air and tend to inhabit thick rain forests.

A Bay Cat sitting

A Bay Cat in captivity