Rusty-spotted cats are solitary animals that are mostly terrestrial, but have arboreal tendencies as they are active, agile, and good at climbing.
The rusty-spotted cat is a solitary animal and lives alone.
The species is considered terrestrial, but has arboreal tendencies. It is described as a very active and agile feline and as a good climber. It is frequently seen in trees and was observed pouncing down from tree branches when hunting prey. However, it probably hunts mainly on the ground.
When the rusty-spotted cat is threatened it flees into the trees or takes shelter in gaps of big boulders, stones, or even caves.
Sources: (Anwar, Kumar, Vattakavan, 2010; Athreya, 2010; Behera & Borah, 2010; Cat Specialist Group; Dmoch, 1997; Gavali, Lakhmapurkar, Vyas, 2008; Kumara & Singh, 2007; Miles, 2013; Patel, 2006, 2010; Pillay, 2008; Vyas & Upadhyay, 2007)
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