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Asian Golden

Asian Golden

Asian or Asiatic Golden Cat also called Temminck’s cat inhabits in Southeastern Asia.
As of December 2008, there were 20 Asian golden cats in eight European zoos.

Mythology – From Wikipedia:
In some regions of Thailand, the Asian golden cat is called Seua fai (“fire tiger”). According to a regional legend, the burning of an Asian golden cat’s fur drives tigers away. Eating the flesh is believed to have the same effect. The Karen people believe that simply carrying a single hair of the cat is sufficient. Many indigenous people believe the cat to be fierce, but in captivity it has been known to be docile and tranquil.

In China, the Asian golden cat is thought to be a kind of leopard and is known as “rock cat” or “yellow leopard”. Different color phases have different names; those with black fur are called “inky leopards”, and those with spotted coats are called “sesame leopards”.

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Singapore Night Safari - Asian Golden Cat (Before Dark)

Is he hyper nervous or excited? Video taken at 19:20 Hrs Singapore Time