May 21, 2024, 09:43 PM IST

10 smallest members of cat family

Mahipal Chouhan

Rusty-Spotted Cat: Tiny, forest-dwelling cat from India and Sri Lanka, weighing just 2-3.5 lbs. Highly elusive and nocturnal.

Black-Footed Cat: Smallest African wild cat, inhabiting savannas and deserts. Weighs 2-5.5 lbs and is a proficient hunter.

Kodkod: Small, forest cat from Chile and Argentina, weighing 3.3-6.6 lbs. Prefers temperate rainforests and shrublands.

Flat-Headed Cat: Wetland and forest cat from Southeast Asia, weighs 3.3-5.5 lbs. Known for its flat head and aquatic hunting.

Iriomote Cat: Endemic to Japan's Iriomote Island, weighs 6.6-11 lbs. Critically endangered, lives in subtropical forests.

Sand Cat: Desert-dwelling cat from North Africa and Asia, weighs 3.3-7.5 lbs. Adapted to extreme arid environments.

Pampas Cat: Small, South American cat, inhabits diverse habitats, weighs 4.9-10.4 lbs. Solitary and territorial.

Andean Mountain Cat: High-altitude cat from the Andes, weighs 8.8-12 lbs. Extremely rare and endangered.

This information is not DNA's opinion but obtained from media reports