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AFRICAN WILDCAT (Felis silvestris lybica) ©wysinger(?)
Location: The African wildcat is found in Africa and in the Middle East, in a wide range of habitats: steppes, savannas and bushland
Status: Not Listed, Population size unknown
Facts:
Felis silvestris lybica split off from the European wildcat about 173,000 years ago and from the Asian subspecies F. s. ornata and F. s. cafra about 131,000 years ago. 
About 10,000 years ago, some Felis silvestris lybica individuals were domesticated in the Middle East.head-body length is 45 to 75 cm (17.7 to 29.5 inches), the tail 20 to  38 cm (7.87 to 15 inches), and the weight ranges from 3 to 6.5 kg (6.61  to 14.3 lbs)
The African wildcat is mainly active during the night and twilight. 
When  confronted, the African wildcat raises its hair to make itself seem  larger and intimidate its opponent.
Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Wildcat

AFRICAN WILDCAT (Felis silvestris lybica) ©wysinger(?)

Location:
The African wildcat is found in Africa and in the Middle East, in a wide range of habitats: steppes, savannas and bushland

Status: Not Listed, Population size unknown

Facts:

  • Felis silvestris lybica split off from the European wildcat about 173,000 years ago and from the Asian subspecies F. s. ornata and F. s. cafra about 131,000 years ago.
  • About 10,000 years ago, some Felis silvestris lybica individuals were domesticated in the Middle East.head-body length is 45 to 75 cm (17.7 to 29.5 inches), the tail 20 to 38 cm (7.87 to 15 inches), and the weight ranges from 3 to 6.5 kg (6.61 to 14.3 lbs)
  • The African wildcat is mainly active during the night and twilight.
  • When confronted, the African wildcat raises its hair to make itself seem larger and intimidate its opponent.

Fact Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Wildcat

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