- Type: Cat
- Diet: Carnivore
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|
|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)|
15 Yrs (in Captivity)