is the smallest of the Wild
in the western
hemisphere where the Jaguar is the largest. The Kodkod
makes its home in the South American countries of Chile
and Argentina and limited population is found on Chiloe
Island, off the southern coast of Chile. The Kodkod is
extremely reclusive and does not adapt well to areas
disturbed by humans. Normally they would travel and hunt
during the day, but this one instance where they must
live in an altered behavioral state becoming nocturnal
to avoid human interference. They are very shy and will
only make passage across roads in the forest under cover
of the shadow of trees.
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Scientific Name: Oncifelis guigna
Common Name(s): Kodkod
Range: Central and southern Chile, Southwest Argentina
Average Weight: 2 -3 kg (4 -6 lbs)
Length: 57 - 75 cm (22 - 30")
Diet: Carnivorous. Primarily small mice and rodents, insects.
Gestation Period: 72 - 78 Days
Cub Maturity: 6 - 8 Months
Cubs Per Litter: 1 - 3 Kittens
Lifespan: 8 - 12 years.
Social Structure: Solitary.
Territory Size: 20 - 85 km (11 - 48 miles)
Conservation Status: Placed on CITES Appendix II