The rusty spotted cat is the world’s smallest cat.

Weighing just over one kilogram on average (200 times lighter than a lion), they can only be found in the forests of Sri Lanka and India. They’re also very rare, with only 36 individuals left worldwide. To help the small critters find prey in the undergrowth, they’re aided by eyes that are six times more powerful than the average human’s. Like most wild and domestic cats, they’re skilled hunters and climbers. Although they’ve been born in captivity and occasionally kept as pets, the rusty spotted cat is at home in the wild. For those interested in learning more about these adorable cats, BBC will be airing a documentary on January 11th!

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