Rusty-Spotted Cat

Rusty-Spotted Cat

Most interactions between mother rusty-spotted cats and their young are play-oriented which is crucial to locomotion development.

Play has been observed between rusty-spotted cat siblings and between the young and mother, which appears crucial to locomotion development. Most interactions between the mother and young are play-oriented.

In one case, a mother rusty-spotted cat died when her offspring was only 5 weeks old. The kitten never learned to climb downwards headfirst and continued to climb down backwards indicating extended juvenile learning periods occur.

Image | © Tambako the Jaguar (Emmanuel Keller), All Rights Reserved
Sources | (Dmoch, 1997; Miles, 2013)

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