Geoffroy Cat

Leopardus geoffroyi

Life expectancy: 14 years, much less in the wild
Habitat: Found in woodland/grassy areas of southern and central regions of South America.
Born: 7/7/02

Characteristics: Omnivore

Fun Facts About The Geoffroy Cat

  • Geoffroy’s cats are one of the smallest wildcats on earth.
  • Other names for the cat are Geoffroy’s ocelot and gato montes (mountain cat).
  • The only known predator of the Geoffroy’s cat is man, who hunt them for their fur.
  • The Geoffroy’s cat has been successfully bred with the domestic cat, resulting in the felid hybrid safari cat.
  • They enjoy the water and are sometimes referred to as “fishing cats”.