Amur Forest Cat for the first time in 30 years, appeared in the Moscow Zoo

Amur Forest Cat for the first time in 30 years, appeared in the Moscow Zoo


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Amur Forest Cat for the first time in 30 years, appeared in the Moscow Zoo

A six-month-old female Far Eastern (Amur) forest cat for the first time in 30 years became a dweller of the Moscow Zoo, reports Interfax, citing a message from the portal of the mayoralty of the capital on Friday. The animal, which is considered a rare subspecies of the Bengal cat, can be seen in the aviary in the Fauna of Russia exposition, not far from the steppe cats and the arctic fox. The cat came to the Moscow zoo from Novosibirsk. The last time the representatives of this species were in the collection of the zoo more than 30 years ago, the report says. It is better to observe the animals during the demonstrative feedings, which are held at the Fauna of Russia exposition at 11:00 from Tuesday to Friday. The cat's diet includes chicken, beef and cereal feed. The Far Eastern forest cat is listed in the International Red Book, as well as in the regional Red Book of Primorsky Krai. In size, these animals are comparable to domestic cats: their weight does not exceed six kilograms, the body length is 75–90 centimeters, the tail can reach 40 centimeters.


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