The Andean Mountain Cat.

The andean mountain cat is a species of carnivorous mammal of the family Felidae. It is one of the least known felines and is considered the most endangered species in the Americas.

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The Andean mountain cat is native to South America. Its distribution is restricted to thehighlands of the Andes, to central and southern Peru and northern Bolivia, Chile and Argentina.

 

We don’t know ih their are in danger because an human action or because of a natural action because they skin are very goods yes, but in the Andes the people think that kill a Andean mountain cat brings bad luck. And thera aren’t reports of traffic of their skin. And their food is very difficult to found and because of this we can think that there are a specific predator and this cause this little number of them.

Bibliography:

http://es.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leopardus_jacobitus

http://animalesperuanosenpeligrodeextincion.blogspot.com/2009/10/gato-andino-oreailurus-jacobita.html

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