The Jungle Cat - A medium-sized cat native to Asia from southern China. It is listed as Least Concern in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as it is widespread and common particularly in India. It is the largest of the living Felis species. It has a small tuft on the ears, a comparatively short tail, and a distinct spinal crest.
The Jungle Cat (Felis chaus) by Leo Shapiro … has a broad but patchy distribution extending from Egypt through Southwest, Central, and Southeast Asia, including the Indian subcontinent. Melanistic individuals have been reported from India and Pakistan. These cats prefer tall grass, thick bush, riverine swamps, and reed beds. There are few records from dense jungle. Jungle Cats are sometimes found around man-made fish ponds, reservoirs, and landscapes irrigated by sprinklers. They may also