|Small Cat Conservation Alliance
|Marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata
Batang Gadis, Sumatra
|Marbled cat (Pardofelis marmorata)
Photograph by Jeremy Holden
Why is Marbled cat important to cat conservation?
The Marbled cat seems to be rare wherever it occur in its
geographic range that is Southeast Asia, Sumatra, and
Borneo. Rarely seen in the wild, all camera trap pictures
show the cat with its tail held stiffly and in a horizontal
position. It seems to occur in lowlands and in mountains
and is believed to be arboreal.
Virtually nothing is know of its habits in the wild. We have
far more information about Sumatran tigers that are thought
to be rare but in fact show up in more camera trap pictures
than Marbled cats.