as Bengali (Bengal cat)
Tropical forests and savannas are the motherland bengalskiego city (Bengal cat), whose range covers a huge area of India and Malaya to the south, through Tibet, China all the way to Manchuria and the Japanese islands, and bye midnight to Amur and Ussuri. The total length of this animal is 75-100 cm, almost a quarter of which is on the tail. It is brightly colored: yellow, ocher or gray, with black or red-brown dense spots. There are also specimens of almost uniform color in the area of distribution. As a rule, winter fur with very long hair is one-colored.
The favorite habitat of this slender predator is tropical forests and dense thickets and interstep groups of trees. Bengal cats are nocturnal animals and do not go out hunting until dusk. Their food is mainly various birds and these mammals, they can deal with. These cats spend the day in their hideouts, resting and sleeping. They live in pairs. The female after an ongoing pregnancy 65-70 days of giving birth 2-4 young, the father also plays a significant part in their upbringing, and both parents fiercely defend their offspring if necessary. In captivity, Bengal cats behave like pets and are easy to tame. Sometimes they are bred to exterminate domestic rodents.