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10 Rare Cat Species That You Probably Never Knew Existed

Adorable cat species that you wish you would have known about! Too cute not to look.

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    The Fishing Cat

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    Via: Boredom Therapy
    A medium-sized wild cat of South and Southeast Asia, and is the largest of the Prionailurus cats

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    The Margay

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    Via: Boredom Therapy
    The margay is a small cat native to Central and South America.

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    The Pallas Cat

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    Via: Boredom Therapy
    The Pallas's cat, also called the Manul, is a small cat that is usually located in the grasslands and montane steppes of Central Asia.

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    The Black Footed Cat

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    Via: Boredom Therapy
    This cutie is also called small-spotted cat, and is the smallest African cat and endemic to the southwestern zone of the southern African subregion.

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    The Sand Cat

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    Also known as the sand dune cat, is the only cat living foremost in true deserts. This furry feline inhabits both sandy and stony desert, in areas far from water.

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    The Canadian Lynx

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    Via: We Love Cats And Kittens
    With a dense silvery-brown coat, ruffed face and tufted ears, Canadian lynx is a North American mammal ranging from Canada and into Alaska as well as some parts of the northern United States.

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    The Pampas

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    Via: We Love Cats And Kittens
    The Pampas cat is a small cat native to Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and possibly far southwestern Colombia. Not much is know about their hunting strategies but, have been reported to hunting rodents and birds at night...hmmm sounds familiar

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    The KodKod

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    Via: GizModo
    The kodkod also called güiña, is the smallest cat in the Americas. The kodkod has a small head, large feet, and a thick tail. An adult weighs only 2 to 2.5 kilograms! We know, we also want one!

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    The Wildcat

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    Via: Pinterest
    The wildcat is a small cat that gets around! Native to most of Africa, Europe, and Southwest/Central Asia into India, western China, and Mongolia. World travelers over here!

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    The Andean

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    Via: Boredom Therapy
    The Andean mountain cat is a small wild cat native to the high Andes and one of a kind. It is one of only two cat species for which no subspecies has been described. Purrrr-ty special
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