Andean Mountain Cat
The Andean mountain cat (Leopardus jacobita) is a small wild cat native to the high Andes that has been listed as Endangered on the IUCN Red List because fewer than 2,500 individuals are thought to exist in the wild. It is traditionally considered a sacred animal by indigenous Aymara and Quechua people.It was first described by Emilio Cornalia who named it in honour of Jacobita Mantegazza.
Also known as
This breed is also called Andean Cat, Andean Mountain, Andean Mountain Cat, Leopardus Jacobita, Leopardus Jacobitus, Oreailurus as well as Oreailurus Jacobita.
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