Kruger Park Mammals - African Wild Cat

The African Wild Cat (Felis lybica) is a common, but hard to see and find small cat in the Kruger. They average around 6kilograms in weight and live for about 12 years. They are preyed upon quite heavily by most predators their size and bigger as well as the African Rock Python.

African Wild Cat Distribution In The Kruger Park Map

Kruger Park African Wild Cat DistributionThe African Wild Cat occurs in all parts of the Kruger Park and can be found in a variety of different habitats. The African Wild Cat is most common in the central part of the park around Satara down towards Lower Sabie. They are also fairly common in the Olifants and Shingwedzi areas.

More Information On Kruger's Wild Cat

The African Wild Cat is under huge threat in the Kruger Park due to the pure Wild Cats breeding with feral and domestic cats. There are studies under way to see how this event is effecting the overall Wild Cat population. The Kruger Park African Wild Cat has been known to hunt up to and over 10 times a day and they mainly prey on rodents, frogs, fish and birds. They have also been known to hunt young Common Duiker, Sharpe's Grysbok and Steenbok.

Kruger Park African Wild Cat Gallery

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