In a Facebook post on Friday, Acres said that investigations were being conducted and added that the cats are currently under the care of the Singapore Zoo. Asian leopard cats are shy, small nocturnal predators native to Singapore. Their diet consists of rodents, amphibians and reptiles. ST reported in February that leopard cats are the last remaining wild cat species here, but are critically endangered due to the loss of their natural forest habitat. Leopard cats are also common victims of the illegal wildlife trade. They are hunted for the pet trade, for their bones, which are used in some Asian traditional medicines, and for their fur. Acres said in its Facebook post: "Please leave wild animals in the wild.
Two endangered Asian leopard cats abandoned at Bukit Batok HDB block rescued by Acres
Asian Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) - Wild Cats Magazine
The Asian Leopard Cat is a small wild cat and has the widest geographic distribution of all felines. Their range of habitat is varied, and includes tropical forest, scrubland, pine forest, second-growth woodland, semi-desert, and agricultural regions, especially near water sources, and may be found at heights up to m. The shoulder height is 41 cm 16 in and the weight is 4. The fur color is also variable: it is yellow in the southern populations, but silver-grey in the northern ones. The chest and the lower part of the head are white. The Leopard Cat bears black markings that may be spotted or rosetted, depending on the subspecies.
The leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis is a small wild cat native to continental South , Southeast and East Asia. Since it has been listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List as it is widely distributed although threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range. Historically, the leopard cat of continental Asia was considered the same species as the Sunda leopard cat. As of , the latter is recognised as a distinct species, with the taxonomic name Prionailurus javanensis. Leopard cat subspecies differ widely in fur colour, tail length, skull shape and size of carnassials.
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