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WildCat's Prey Index

By: C.M.Shorter

By: C.M.Shorter

The following is a listing of prey for our Wild Cats of the World throughout the world. All Wild Cats are Carnivorous and prey consists of a wide variety of animals, although some Wild Cats will eat grasses, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter to obtain its moisture content.

A natural symbiotic relationship exists between Predator & Prey. One cannot exist in healthy conditions without the other in order to establish the fine balance nature intended for both species to survive.

WILD CATS OF AFRICA PREY
African Golden Cat Rodents, monkeys, small ungulates: duiker, hyrax, & birds
Black Footed Cat Rodents such as mice and gerbils, birds, insects (i.e. spiders, locusts), reptiles & eggs). Also known to scavenge.
Caracal Small mammals and especially birds and owls of all sizes. Also, the young of the hooved ungulates, especially the fawn of the impala, bush buck and other antelopes like the kudu. Caracals are also known to eat hedgehogs, lizards, mongoose, rodents, snakes and even vegetable matter and insects.
Cheetah Cheetahs main diet is small hooved mammals (ungulates), primarily the smaller of the many antelope species such as the Thompson's gazelle and impalas. When Cheetahs hunt in groups, they are capable of taking down the larger wildebeest and zebra species. Cheetahs also hunt hares, small mammals and birds.
Leopard Roe & Sika Deer, hares, badgers, monkeys, rodents, reptiles, amphibians, birds, fish, wild pigs and ungulates.Animal Trivia Fact: Leopards are the only predator besides man known to kill for sport.
Lion Lion prey consists mostly of large hoofed animals (ungulates) such as wildebeest, zebra, waterbuck, kudu, giraffe, hyena, jackal, buffalo and other large mammals.
Sand Cat Small mammals including gerbils, sand voles, hares, birds, reptiles, spiders, insects and domestic poultry. Snake Prey - Very proficient at hunting both horned & sand vipers.
Serval Birds, rodents, snakes, reptiles, frogs and fish.
Wild Cat Variety of rodents - Mice, rats, voles and gerbils. Rabbits, young wild boar, reptiles, frogs, fish and insects & lizards.
WILD CATS OF ASIA PREY
Asian Golden Cat Rodents, birds, reptiles, hares, muntjacs and water buffalo calves. Known scavenge other predator's kills.
Bornean Bay Cat Carnivorous. Range data deficient by study - likely small mammals and reptiles.
Chinese Mountain Cat Primarily Pika and other small rodents, vole, and birds (particularly pheasants).
Clouded Leopard Jungle prey includes monkeys, young orangutans, wild boar, small deer, civets, porcupines, squirrels, birds, fish and domestic livestock.
Fishing Cat Fish! Frogs, toads, crustaceans, snails, small birds, reptiles, snakes and domestic livestock.
Flat Headed Cat Semi-Aquatic Carnivore. Fish, frogs, toads, crustaceans, snails, small birds, reptiles.
Iriomote Cat Small rodents, bats including fruit bats, and birds such as heron, quail, pigeons and doves, fish (including mudskippers), frogs, reptiles, insects and crabs.
Jungle Cat Prey varies by region and includes waterfowl, voles, fish & frogs to hares, gerbils, rodents, birds, snakes and lizards. Nile River delta may hunt waterfowl, voles, fish & frogs while those in drier habitats hunt hares, gerbils, rodents, birds, snakes, lizards. Along populated areas they are known to make a target of domestic poultry.
Leopard Cat Hares, rodents, small deer, birds, reptiles, snakes and fish.
Marbled Cat Arboreal: Squirrels, fruit bats, birds. Terrestrial: Rodents: Mice and rats, fish, reptiles, frogs and insects.
Pallas Cat Small mammals - pika, voles, marmots and ground squirrels. Birds - larks, sand grouse and ptarmigan.
Rusty Spotted Cat Small birds and mammals, reptiles, frogs, tortoises, insects, and domestic poultry.
Snow Leopard Blue Sheep is one of their favorites, also goats & yak and more rarely horses and even camels.
Tiger Bengal Tiger Prey: Sambar deer and wild cattle. They will however hunt and consume a wide variety of hooved mammals (ungulates) including deer, antelope, wild boar, wild pigs etc. Indochinese tiger's prey consists mostly of antelope, wild boar, wild pigs, and a variety of other hooved mammals indigenous to their territory areas. Siberian Tiger Prey: Siberian Tiger prey consists of ungulates (large and small hooved animals) such as antelope, deer, elk, wild boar and wild pigs. South China Tiger: deer, antelope, wild boar, wild pigs and other hooved mammals (ungulates) native to this region. Sumatran Tiger prey consists mostly of the smaller muntjak deer, antelope, wild boar and wild pigs and a variety of other smaller mammals.
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