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Kodkod

Kodkod

Scientific name: Leopardus guigna

The kodkod, also called güiña, is the smallest cat in the Americas. It lives primarily in central and southern Chile and marginally in adjoining areas of Argentina. Its area of distribution is small compared to the other South-American cats. In 2002, the IUCN classified the kodkod as Vulnerable as the total effective population size may be fewer than 10,000 mature individuals.

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The Kodkod

This is a video of the kodkod taken from the BBC's Planet Earth documentary series.