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Say hi to Rusty everyone !! He/she is a wild species of lesser cat, super elusive and very very hard to come by when out on a trail or a drive or a ride. This cat is one of the smallest of the wild types in the World. The joy of finding one in photographic distance is far beyond than the larger wild cats. Like many of our consistent fail night trails, last night was no better. While coming back with no hopes, just a km back from habitation we struck gold! Opportunities like these are a dream come true moments ! #nocturnal #yongnuo #rustyspottedcat #wildcats #wildcatsofinstagram #guhagar #westernghats #rarebreed #smallcats #wildcatconservation #felis #wildlife_perfection #wildlifeconservation #naturein_focus #natgeowild #natgeoindia #bbcearth #discover_earth

ALMA Leaper
(@almaleaperz)

2 Days 16 Hours Ago

Morning, Nuwara #rustyspottedcat @thebigcatsanctuaryuk #smallestcat ❤️

Nuwara, Sri Lankan Rusty Spotted Cat, the tiniest little girl, with a big attitude and huge personality. I love the reaction of guests when they see her on our photography workshop day @thebigcatsanctuaryuk, at around a kilo in weight she is one of the worlds smallest cats. #tidestreestigers #thebigcatsanctuary #kent #rustyspottedcat #srilankanrustyspottedcat #smallcats #catphotography #catsofinstagram #wildlifeconservation

Thomas
(@thomas_not_tom_)

7 Days 2 Hours Ago

Rusty Spotted Cat @axevalley_wildlifepark . . . #zoo #zoophotography #axevalleywildlifepark #cat #rustyspottedcat #zootrip

Becky Odd
(@becky.odd.75)

10 Days 6 Hours Ago

Holiday was great, but happy to be back with my carnivores again. 😊#rustyspottedcat #carnivore #zookeeper #grumbles #thatface #missedthem

Could it really be?? Yes! It is! The smallest cat in the world weighing in at about 1.5kg (max)! This is Prionailurus rubiginosus, the Rusty Spotted Cat. They are found in both India and Sri Lanka. But with little research to analyze, understanding of their true range is lacking. No matter where they are, the thick vegetated tropical forests in Sri Lanka or the grasslands and forests of India, these cats are under threat. They typically only have 1 to 3 kittens at a time, most often 1, which puts their reproductive success highly at risk. But more importantly, they are a prize for poaching. According to The Times of India, poachers will soak paper in animal intestines to achieve the desired odor to lure the cats, and will then hide explosives underneath the paper so when the cats take a bite, they die in an instant. Their body is sold for both meat and medicine. Take a look at this link for the full report; https://m.timesofindia.com/city/chennai/Rusty-spotted-cats-latest-to-catch-poachers-fancy/articleshow/55146482.cms They are fighting against the tides of human expansion as well. Deforestation is the most destructive while they also struggle with what occurs after they have stolen a chicken for a hefty meal; trapping. Again we express to you the need for more research, for a better understanding of the small cats in their habitats as well as their response to human related challenges. We know so much about the African Lion, but can I hear a cheer for the Rusty Spotted Cat too? Without this research we have no powerful defense against poachers and the like. That's why we need your help! Research and awareness are key! Research requires funds and awareness needs voices! Thank you for your efforts! #wildcatconservation #smallwildcats #voiceforwildlife #wildlifeconservation #rustyspottedcat #conservation #wildlife #fightpoaching

The Rusty Spotted Cat!!! (Prionailurus rubiginosus) The smallest in the cat family of Srilanka, of which historical records are known only from India and Sri Lanka. In 2012, it was also recorded in the western Terai of Nepal. Since 2016, the global wild population is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List as it is fragmented and affected by loss and destruction of prime habitat, deciduous forests. : : *********** Copyrights : @ashan_d_traveller_srilanka *********** : : #cat #animals #wilpattu #srilanka #ceylonbacker #asia #srilankatravel #jaw_dropping_shots #ig_shotz #ig_travel #ig_myshot #wildlifephotography #photography #wildlife #natgeowild #earthpix #earthporn #natgeo #natgeoyourshot #natgeotravel #travelphotography #travelblogger #safari #mammals #catlovers #pets #rustyspottedcat #leopard #wildcats

🚨CUTE ALERT🚨 Meet the two rare kittens from one of the smallest breeds of cats in the world. 😻😸 . . . . . #cat #cats #rustyspottedcat #cutestcats #cutecats #kittens #kittensofinstagram #catsofinstagram #twinkittens #smallcats #tinykitten #wildcat

Carrie
(@carrietree)

13 Days 13 Hours Ago

This is Nuwara, don't let her tiny size fool you, she's sassy! #shrilankanrustyspottedcat #rustyspottedcat #thebigcatsanctuary #smallcat #cat #fiesty #smallcatsofinstagram #catsofinstagram

from @wandererover - Vulnerably Rare and Rusty - The Rusty-Spotted cat ( Prionailurus rubiginosus) Mother and Kitten from Central India | Canon Gears. #rustyspottedcat #wildlifeportrait #wildlifeofindia #indianwildlifeofficial #wildkarnataka #wildlife_perfection #indianafricanwildlife #wildlife_vision #wildlife_seekers #natgeotravel #bbctravel #animalplanet #photographers_of_india #wildplanet #storiesofindia #instalike #allnatureshots #nif #sanctuaryasia #naturegram #natureporn #wildlifestop #wildplanet @insta_photography_club #yourshotphotographer #nature_lovers #indianafricanwildlife #wildlifeconservation #rare #naturethroughcamera_ntc #featured_wildlife #manjuacharyaphotography #map @naturein_focus @natgeoindia @natgeoyourshot @natgeowild @naturethroughcamera_ntc @natgeotravellerindia @canonindia_official l

Happy Caturday! Just a quick update on our rusty spotted cat kittens - both kittens are fit and healthy and have now opened their eyes! . . . . . . #hemsleyconservationcentre #babyanimals #kitten #rustyspottedcat #kent #visitkent #zoo

Founder and PI of the @urbanfishingcat, Anya Ratnayaka kicked off a new series on Sri Lankan Game Changers by @pulse_lk. #srilanka #fishingcat #conservation #urbanwildlife #junglecat #rustyspottedcat

may i have your attention please!!!! 🤙🏻 this is hudson, one of my favourite animals in the world. what animals do you just LOVE?! i'm doing a little social experiment... would you mind commenting your favourite animal species? and HASHTAG IT SO OTHERS CAN SEE!!! 🖤 i'll get it started... my three favourite animals are the #rainbowlorikeet, #pufferfish, #rustyspottedcat & #toucan! ALRIGHT GO

The Rusty-spotted cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus) is the smallest cat species, with 0.9 - 1.6 kg. It is by now known to be widely distributed in India and Sri Lanka, more recently also recorded from Nepal. Mostly recorded from moist and dry deciduous forest. Listed as Near Threatened by the IUCN Redlist it has not been intensively studied ecologically. Beautiful golden eyes! #asliwa #rustyspottedcat #prionailurusrubiginosus #prionailurus #wildcats #wildlife #smallwildcats #catsofinstagram #cats #srilanka #frankfurtzoo

Jei
(@jeheehwang)

26 Days 12 Hours Ago

#rustyspottedcat I can’t even..... Eeeeeek too cute 😱😱😱

Remember that interview Anya did with @pulse_lk? Well it’s out! She kicked off their new series on Sri Lankan Game Changers (so fancy) by talking about the country’s small kitties. . #urbanfishingcat #fishingcatconservation #urbanwildlife #fishingcat #junglecat #rustyspottedcat #srilanka #wildlife

Akide is watching TV 👀 The smallest feline in the world ♥️ The rusty-spotted cat 😻 . Akıllı bıdık belgesel seyrediyor. Dünyanın en küçük minyatür, vahşi yaşayan, el avucu kadar büyüklüğe varan, olgun kediler familyasından olan “rusty-spotted” kedi. 😻 #rustyspottedcat . . #akide #akideninperimasali #instagram #adoptdontshop #straykitten #straycat #cat #kat #kedi #katze #neko #kot #kater #instapic #instavideo #instagood #catsofinstagram #catsofistanbul #instalike #instadaily #nature #wildcat #instanight #summer #vsco

ALMA Leaper
(@almaleaperz)

28 Days 10 Hours Ago

Nuwara #rustyspottedcat @thebigcatsanctuaryuk #smallestcat A top favourite on #photographyworkshops

⤴️ What a cutie!! This is the Rusty Spotted Cat from India, read on to find out how each time you shop with us, your helping them! We're supporting and finding three new bio-bridges in 2019, in India, Ecuador and Rwanda in addition to our original bio-bridge in Vietnam. Your purchases help towards our £500k contribution to wildlife protection!! With our partners at World Land Trust and AERF we’re raising £100k to support The World Land Trust in protecting Western Ghats, India to help endangered animals like the Rusty Spotted Cat. #crueltyfree #foreveragainstanimaltesting #thebodyshoptaunton #biobridges #rustyspottedcat #india #catpeople #rewildtheworld

Dan
(@photography_by_dmc)

2019-06-21 12:55:43

One of my favourite cats have new additions look forward to seeing the kittens @hemsleycc in the future #hemsleycc #rustyspottedcat #smallcatbigattitude

Emily
(@xemilywood)

2019-06-21 12:43:07

‘Cats out the bag’ - we welcomed these two rusty spotted kittens at work & today they got told to the world! At 3 days old, we sexed them and weighed them to check on their progress whilst the mum was having some dinner 😍🐱! #rustyspottedcat #rustyspottedkitten #cat #smallcarnivore #weighday #cute #adorable #love #zookeeper #keeper #hemsleycc #hemsleyconservationcentre #hcc

TRUST THE PROCESS💯 📸 @jadayassen . . . #entrepreneur #success #tbt #thejourney #motivation #rustyspottedcat

Posted @withrepost • @wandererover Vulnerably Rare and Rusty - The Rusty-Spotted cat ( Prionailurus rubiginosus) Mother and Kitten from Central India #rustyspottedcat #wildlifeofindia #indianwildlife #wildlifeconservation #rare #smallcarnivores #elusivecarnivores

Cody James
(@killinitcody)

2019-06-10 13:39:35

Some single trackin at Metcalf. So much fun on the 125! #dirtbike #rustyspottedcat #yz125 #harescramble #singletrack #crosscountry #motocross

Don
(@dcassa1)

2019-06-10 08:50:23

One of a our favourite moments from our stay @thebigcatsanctuaryuk It's very hard to get a glimpse of the tiny Rusty Spotted Cat in the wild. They are usually found in India and Sri Lanka but although they are very efficient predators man is encroaching on their natural habitat and so their population is decreasing and they are classed as vulnerable. #rustyspottedcat #tiny #animalconservation #endangeredspecies

Pugmarks of Jungle cat most probably male Rusty spotted cat (as recognized by environmentalists Shubham who accompanied us) on our trail.. 🐈 . . . #junglecat #pugmarks #rustyspottedcat #ambolighat #hiking #kokan #sindhudurg #wildlife #wilderness #shotonsamsungs10 #mobilephotography #phonephotograpy

#rustyspottedcat . القط المرقط صدئي اللون 🐈 . من أصغر عائلات القطط البرية حجما وهم يسكنون فقط في غابات الهند و سيرلانكا وللأسف بسبب دمار مناطق الحياة التي يعيشونها اصبحو على القائمة الحمراء للولاية المتحدة الأمريكية للحيوانات المهددة بخطر الانقراض . by SCARCE WORLDWIDE

Nuwara, a member of the smallest breed of cat in the world; Rusty Spotted Cat! #cats #smallcat #nuwara #feedingtime #favourite #bigcatsanctuary #rustyspottedcat

NINJA 101: You need to be secretive and fast!

ALMA Leaper
(@almaleaperz)

2019-05-31 01:38:10

The very lovely Nuwara #rustyspottedcat #srilanka #smallestcat @thebigcatsanctuaryuk

My favourite pocket sized cat - Nuwara, rusty spotted cat @thebigcatsanctuaryuk 😻

Rusty spotted cat, pastel drawing, A4. Near threatened species according to the red list. I think first time ever the eyes are too SMALL. After being pointed out all the time the eyes are too big (I never saw it by myself) I believed so badly in it that I think they are too small now. At least for rusty spotted. #rustyspottedcat #rustycat #cat #kitty #wildcat #kittycat #cuteanimal #nature #drawings #drawing #pastel #pasteldrawing #wildlife #animal #animals #bestiariuszgrace #cuteanimals #animaldrawing #animaldrawings #portraitsofanimals #ilovedrawing #lovedrawing #art #cute #wild #animalart #animalsart #drawinganimals #loveallcreatures #allcreaturesgreatandsmall

HRBSF
(@hrbsf.blr)

2019-05-28 03:55:00

Cats are apex predators in all of their habitats. Although lot of research is done on the big cats, very little is known of their smaller species. A total of 40 species exists across the globe of which 15 are documented in India. #cats #bigcats #catsofindia #bigcatsofindia #bigcatsofinstagram #wildcats #wildlifequiz #biodiversityolympiad #indianbiodiversity #natureeducation #naturelove #harishrbhatsciencefoundation #hrbsf #bangalore #natureawareness #royalbengaltiger #rustyspottedcat #didyouknow #comingsoon #namethecats #biodiversity #biodiversityquiz #prakruthi

FELIS-UK
(@felis_uk)

2019-05-26 21:47:50

Posted @withrepost • @saevuswildlife Asia’s smallest wild cat,a Rusty spotted cat (Prionailurusrubiginosus), was rescued and reunited with its mother in Maharashtra – a short report. Read more- https://bit.ly/2JZGu5n #iucnredlist #nearthreatenedspecies  #smallcats #rustyspottedcat #smallcatconservation #wsos

Asia’s smallest wild cat,a Rusty spotted cat (Prionailurusrubiginosus), was rescued and reunited with its mother in Maharashtra – a short report. Read more- https://bit.ly/2JZGu5n #iucnredlist #nearthreatenedspecies  #smallcats #rustyspottedcat #smallcatconservation #wsos

Finish my lil lesbian gaaaaalllllll idk how she came out but I like her even tho I don't know her back patterns yet . . . . #furry #rustyspottedcat #furryart #furries #furryoc #fursona #furryartist #furryanthro #furryfandom #furrypride #furrytrash #furrydrawing

Becky Odd
(@becky.odd.75)

2019-05-25 10:00:00

Manika and Sampath showing each other some....love I guess? 😅. #rustyspottedcat #zookeeper #carnivore #weird #thosefaces #what #wildcatsofinstagram #sunshine

Awwwwww! The world's smallest cat! And it's wild! But so so so cute! I can't believe it fits in palm of hand and is a forever kitty! #toocute #rustyspottedcat #kyutiekat #wildcat #socute #adorableanimal

Aly Rashid
(@alyrash)

2019-05-23 09:35:50

#repost @renipani with @get_repost ・・・ Rusty Spotted Cat from our recently concluded rusty project, where we tracked the smallest cat in the world with @shivang.mehta and @ben.cranke #rustyspottedcat #wildcats #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifeofindia #wildlife_inspired #wildlifephotography #naturewanderers #naturephotography #smallcats #madhyapradesh #incredibleindia #canon #canonphoto #canonphotography #canonphotomentor #eosprofessional #night #dark #renipani #junglelodge

Taylor Cat
(@im_taylor_cat)

2019-05-23 03:55:50

Rusty-spotted cat. The smallest wildcat :) . . . You are a hooman and you don't have cute paws? Hide them! Other hoomans won't see your hooman feets! They will think you got cute paws! For female hoomans: US Size 5-8. 80% Cotton + 15% Acrylic+5% Spandex (this is some hooman things, I don't know. But the socks are Stretchy and Soft. 5 pairs of socks mixed colors (Hoomans can see colors? Or they are like dogs?) Doesn't matter, they are colourful for sure. Amazon link in the bio. . . #cat #cats #catsofinstagram #cats_of_instagram #catstagram #catsocks #katze #catclothing #smallcat #animallovers #rustyspottedcat #instacat #paw #kittens #kitten #bigcats #funnycats #wildcats #wildcat #funnycatpics #paws #amazoncat #onlineshopping #cataccessories #catshopping #fluffycats #tabbycatsofinstagram #pawsocks #catpaws #catpaw

#repost @shivang.mehta with @get_repost ・・・ The world's smallest wild cat. Just 40 centimeters long and 1.4 kgs in weight... It was an absolute pleasure to spend 30 wonderful minutes with the rusty spotted cat in #satpura. Great to have this opportunity to showcase this spectacular and often unnoticed species. #satpura is probably one of the best places to see this elusive cat. Rusty project with @shivang.mehta @ben.cranke @sakhasiddha @erwindrose #rustyspottedcat #wildcats #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifeofindia #wildlife_inspired #wildlifephotography #naturewanderers #naturephotography #smallcats #madhyapradesh #incredibleindia #canon #canonphoto #canonphotography #canonphotomentor #eosprofessional #night #dark

Aly Rashid
(@alyrash)

2019-05-18 20:44:31

#repost @shivang.mehta with @get_repost ・・・ The world's smallest wild cat. Just 40 centimeters long and 1.4 kgs in weight... It was an absolute pleasure to spend 30 wonderful minutes with the rusty spotted cat in #satpura. Great to have this opportunity to showcase this spectacular and often unnoticed species. #satpura is probably one of the best places to see this elusive cat. Rusty project with @shivang.mehta @ben.cranke @sakhasiddha @erwindrose #rustyspottedcat #wildcats #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifeofindia #wildlife_inspired #wildlifephotography #naturewanderers #naturephotography #smallcats #madhyapradesh #incredibleindia #canon #canonphoto #canonphotography #canonphotomentor #eosprofessional #night #dark

The world's smallest wild cat. Just 40 centimeters long and 1.4 kgs in weight... It was an absolute pleasure to spend 30 wonderful minutes with the rusty spotted cat in #satpura Rusty project with @alyrash and @sakhasiddha #rustyspottedcat #wildcats #wildlifeofinstagram #wildlifeofindia #wildlife_inspired #wildlifephotography #naturewanderers #naturephotography #smallcats #madhyapradesh #incredibleindia #canon #canonphoto #canonphotography #canonphotomentor #eosprofessional #night #dark

Becky Odd
(@becky.odd.75)

2019-05-11 13:07:02

Rawana proving that he’s only a grumble-butt 95% of the time. #rustyspottedcat #carnivore #zookeeper #carnivore #thoseeyes #wildcatsofinstagram

Vee
(@__littlevee__)

2019-05-10 12:45:13

Werbung/Ad || A gift form Rudzik 😍 #furry #furries #rustyspottedcat #littlevee #vee #fluffy #fluffball #germanfurry #germanfurrys #wolf #nerox #cuddels #cute #love✍🏻art by: Rudzik ⬅️ Furaffinity

Vee
(@__littlevee__)

2019-05-10 12:43:39

Werbung/Ad ||Thank you @furnerox for this beautiful gift ! ♥️ #furry #furries #rustyspottedcat #vee #littlevee #fluffy #fluffball #germanfurry #germanfurrys #wolf #nerox #melon #kiss #cute #love✍🏻art by: Rudzik ⬅️ Furaffinity

Vee
(@__littlevee__)

20 Days 5 Hours Ago

Werbung/Ad || meow 🐱thank you @fur_nerox for this cute gift !! 😍💖😘#furry #furries #rustyspottedcat #littlevee #little #vee #fluffy #fluffball #germanfurry #germanfurrys #art #digitalart #balco ✍🏻art by: @balco.art ⬅️ FurAffinity