Species: Leopardus colocolo
Pampas Cat Conservation Status: http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/15309/0
The Pampas Cat lives in most of western central South America- Ecuador, Chile, the Andes Mountains, Argentina, etc. It is flexible habitat-wise and can be found on grassland plains, deep forests, and high mountain scrubland. It’s about 60 cm (24 in) long and weighs about 3-4 kgs (7- 9 lbs). Sometimes it has lovely reddish spots.
The Pampas Cat hunts mostly at night and in the twilight hours and its regular diet includes rodents, birds, and small snakes. It is a solitary creature and not much is known about them but one population does live near humans on the Chilean coast. Sometimes the Pampas Cat steals chickens. These are beautiful small wild cats and are very hardy considering how many different climates and terrains they can thrive in. They live up to 18 years.