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.