The black-footed cat (Felis nigripes), also called the small-spotted cat, is the smallest African cat and endemic to the southwestern arid zone of Southern Africa. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List since 2002, as the population is suspected to be declining due to bushmeat poaching of prey species, persecution, traffic accidents and predation by domestic animals.
Also known as
This breed is also called Anthill Tiger, Black-Footed, Black-Footed Cats, Felis Nigripes, Miershooptier as well as Small-Spotted Cat.
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