13 June 2019

African Wild Cat | Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve Blog

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Many people presume that African Wild Cat are quite large and intimidating, but they are actually the size of domestic house cats. These felines are fantastic hunters, and they are often found hiding behind stalks of grass scoping out their prey. They often eat rodents and reptiles such as frogs. They’ll also eat several species of insects if necessary. Each female is in gestation for about sixty days, and they can give birth to anywhere from one to five cubs.

Key Takeaways:

  • The African wild cat has the scientific name Felis silvestris lybica and they are small cats that weigh not more than 6 kg.
  • Although the African wild cat is prominent in many areas, they prefer areas where there are tall grasses because they are carnivorous.
  • These cats are stealthy hunters who can catch prey anytime of the day and they use the tall grasses to hide themselves.

“When you hear, “African Wild Cat”, your first thought might be that it is a big cat similar to a leopard or lion, but actually they are small cats the size of a domestic cat. Even though they are small, they should not be underestimated.”

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