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Scientific name: Leopardus geoffroyi

Geoffroy’s cat is a wild cat native to the southern and central regions of South America. It is about the size of a domestic cat. While the species is relatively common in many areas, it is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List because of concern over land-use changes in the regions where it lives.

Unusual among cats, Geoffroy’s cats have been observed to stand up on their hind legs to scan the surrounding landscape, using their tail as a support.

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GEOFFROY CAT Species Spotlight

Geoffroy cats are one of the smallest species of wild cat in the world! Listen to our Education Director Willow Hecht talk about these tiny cats and the problems they are facing in captivity and in the wild.

Special thanks to Art Wolfe Photography for use of the Pampas Cat image.

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