Leopard Cats: The #Leopard #Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis) is a small wild cat of South and East Asia. Since 2002, it has been listed as Least Concern by IUCN as it is widely distributed, but threatened by habitat loss and hunting in parts of its range. There are twelve leopard cat subspecies, which differ widely in appearance. The leopard cat's name is derived from the leopard-like spots prevalent in all subspecies, but its relation to the leopard is distant.
The Tsushima leopard cat is found only on Tsushima Island in western Japan. It’s critically endangered, so you’ll be very lucky to spot one in the wild. This is a captive-bred Tsushima cat at Fukuoka Zoo.
This six-week old Bengal kitten weighs 1.5 lbs. and is 10 generations from the non-domestic source cat. Originally developed from crosses between the domestic cats and the Asian Leopard Cat, the Bengal is the only domestic cat that can have rosettes like the markings on Leopards, Jaguars and Ocelots, the International Cat Association says. (Libbie Kerr)
The Ashera Cat | The rarest domestic cat available is called the Ashera (TM) and is a cross between a domestic cat and an Asian Leopard Cat like the Bengal Cat, but also is crossed with an African Serval.