Asian Golden Cat
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Asian Golden Cat's physical appearance is strong and stern: Narrow grey eyes, a furrowed brow, and glaring expression. She has cleanly cut hair in a peanut brown color that fades to umber on the ends. On her bangs are the same umber-and-white as her real-life counterpart. Peeking from her head are rounded ears, matching a long slender tail. She wears a spotted white sleeveless button-up, fluffy brown skirt, and khaki work tie. On her arms and legs attached by leather belts are long gloves and thigh highs, brushed a gradient of brown and white.
In Real Life
With the forests of Southeastern Asia Home facing some of the world's fastest deforestation rates, the Asian Golden Cat faces increasingly harsh challenges posed by habitat destruction and a declining source of prey. Living in countries such as Nepal, Bhutan, India, China, Vietnam, Laos, and Malaysia, the Asian Golden Cat prefers forest habitats with rocky areas or mountains scattered in between. It also has been noted to live in habitats such as open grasslands, and the sub-alpine forests of the Himalayas.
Territorial and solitary, males can occupy up to 47 square kilometers, and females occupy up to 32 square kilometers. During rainy seasons, the male can expand his territory up to 115% percent of its normal size.
This cat has a wild range in its diet, which includes birds, hares, rodents, young deer, and reptiles. In some instances, they can hunt and kill Water Buffalo calves, prey much larger than they are. When hunting, they immobilize the prey by a back to the rear side of the neck, similar to many other cats.
Compared to the average domestic cat, the Asian Golden Cat is significantly larger, with the maximum body length standing at 105 cm, a tail that can be as long as 57 cm, and can be as heavy as 16 kilograms. Each cat typically has a one-tone coat, but coats vary very much among other individuals, red/golden brown, dark brown, pale cinnamon, black, and gray are all common shades. Patterns may include either spots or stripes, even rarer are individuals with Leopard-similar spots, which have been reported in China.