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Type: Cat
Diet: Carnivore
Kodkod

Interesting Facts: The Kodkod is also known as: Codcod Guiña Chilean Cat Guigna.

Main Characteristics: Kodkod are the smallest cat in the Americas. They have a body length between 42 and 51 cms (16.5 - 20 inches), a tail length between 19.5 and 25 cms (7.5 - 10 inches) and they weigh between 2 and 2.5 kgs (4.5 - 5.5 lbs).

They are coloured greyish/brown with dense back spots that sometimes merge into stripes, especially on their back and tail.

Habitat: Kodkod are found in the forested areas of western South America.

Diet: Kodkod mainly feed on rodents, birds, reptiles, insects and domestic poultry.

Breeding: After a gestation period of 72 - 78 days, a litter of 1 - 3 kittens are born. Kodkod reach sexual maturity at 2 years of age.

Predators: Humans are predators of Kodkod

Subspecies: There are 2 subspecies of Kodkod: Leopardus guigna guigna and Leopardus guigna tigrillo.


Latin Name Leopardus guigna
Conservation Status Vulnerable
Location South America
Colour Grey with Black Markings
Length 42 - 51 cms (16.5 - 20 inches)
Tail 19.5 - 25 cms (7.5 - 10 inches)
Weight 2 - 2.5 Kgs (4.5 - 5.5 lbs)
Life Expectancy

15 Yrs (in Captivity)

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