Saturday, July 08, 2006

Geoffroy Cats of Big Cat Rescue

Geoffroy Cats are strong swimmers that regularly enter the water. They have been recorded frequently swimming fast flowing rivers 100 feet wide. Their range is through the Southern half of South America.

The biggest threat has been the exploitation of his pelt for the fur trade, which sadly still exists. Like the leopard, the Geoffroy cat can be either golden spotted or melanistic, meaning black.

Being small and secretive very little is known about them in the wild.