Northern Tiger Cat – Leopardus tigrinus

Head & body length: 49.1 cm (40 – 59.1 cm)

Tail length: 26.4 cm (20.4 – 32 cm)

Body mass: 2.4 kg (1.75 – 3.5 kg)

The northern tiger cat is one of the species of the “tigrinus complex”. It is more closely related to the open and critical habitats of the Brazilian savannas and semi-arid Caatinga, but is also found in forests. PWCB has shown that the species is extremely rare in the Amazon, where its occurrence might be very patchy.