Thursday, January 17, 2008

African and Asian Cats

The Jungle Cat is also called the Swamp Cat or Swamp Lynx (though not related) and the Reed Cat. In Ancient Egypt the Jungle Cat was trained for hunting wildfowl. These cats are bigger than a domestic cat and are found in Egypt, West and Central Asia, India, Sri Lanka and Southeast Asia.

They are endangered partially due to the fur trade. Twelve adult jungle cats are killed to make one fur coat.
Jungle Jane

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