The Asian golden cat Catopuma temminckii is a medium-sized wild cat native to the northeastern Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It has been listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since , and is threatened by hunting pressure and habitat loss , since Southeast Asian forests are undergoing the world's fastest regional deforestation. It is also called Temminck's cat and Asiatic golden cat. Asian golden cats in Sumatra are reddish brown in colour. It prefers forest habitats interspersed with rocky areas and inhabits dry deciduous , subtropical evergreen and tropical rainforests.
The African golden cat Caracal aurata is a wild cat endemic to the rainforests of West and Central Africa. Felis aurata was the scientific name used by Coenraad Jacob Temminck who described a reddish-brown coloured cat skin in that he had bought from a merchant in London. He named it Felis celidogaster. In , Nikolai Severtzov proposed the generic names Profelis with F.
The Asian Golden Cat is one that is medium in size. It was first discovered by a zoologist in They look like a domestic cat in many ways but they are quite a bit bigger.
Main Characteristics Asian Golden Cats are a medium sized cat and they have a body length between 75 and cms They have distinct black and white markings on their face and throat. Asian Golden Cats are able to climb trees but they prefer to be on the ground.