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golden cat

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Definition of golden cat in English:

noun

A small forest-dwelling cat found in Africa and Asia.
  • Genus Felis, family Felidae: the African F. aurata, with a chestnut to silver-grey coat, and the Asiatic F. temmincki, with a golden-brown coat and striped head
Example sentences
  • In addition to its natural predators (snow leopards, wolves, and golden cats) and poaching, giant pandas are also unintentionally injured or killed in traps and snares set for other animals, such as deer and bears.
  • Newer species that we'll be bringing in will be a Komodo dragon, Asiatic golden cats and clouded leopard.
  • But after death, genetic analysis confirms that the bay cat is indeed a separate species, closely related to the golden cat.

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