African golden cat. These small wild cats live in the jungles of central Africa. They are strong, with stocky bodies, and weigh 15-35 pounds. The African Golden Cat is one of the least studied mammals in the world, with very little known about it. There are none in any zoos or parks. Due to where they live and their reclusive nature, there are not even many photos of them. Photo credit: Terry Whittaker.