This is not your Grandmother’s cat. Despite its seemingly domesticated look, this cute feline is a fierce hunter. Black-footed cats are the smallest wild felines in Africa coming in at only 14-20 inches long, 8 inches in height and weighing only 2-6 pounds. They are also considered the deadliest feline on Earth. Say what???
Turns out this Napoleonic cat is known for killing more prey in one night (10-14 rodents or birds) than a leopard kills in 6 months. Like other tiny animals, these cats need to eat a lot to support their high metabolic rates. I am sure their 60% success rate with hunting makes them the envy of many human hunters.
Categories: Comparative Physiology