Rusty-Spotted Cat

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Mother rusty-spotted cats are not known to translocate their young or bring food to them, but males have been observed in zoos protecting the kittens and bringing them meat.

Mother rusty-spotted cats are not known to translocate their young or to carry food to them, but will, at least initially, remove their feces from the den.

In zoos, rusty-spotted cat males have been allowed to stay with females after mating and after the birth of kittens. The West Berlin Zoo recorded a male protecting young from zoo keepers and bringing meat to the kittens. These behaviors suggest their mating system may be monogamous.

Sources: (Dmoch, 1997; Miles, 2013; Sunquist and Sunquist, 2002)
Image: Alma Leaper, Lead Photographer – The Big Cat Sanctuary

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