31 October 2006
Huiña cat (Oncifelis guigna)
The huiña is the smallest cat of the Valdivian forest (Chile and Argentina) and the only carnivore endemic to the southern Andean forests. It has one of the most restricted distributions of any carnivore and is considered one of the two most threatened wild cats in South America. But very little information is available about its ecology, habitat requirements and threats.
Now you know as well.
While waiting those endless hours in a airport recently I came accross the name Huiña in a well worn discarded copy of a magazine.
Once I arrived here I googled and found this cutie picture and story.
Picture and quote from here.
Amazing what you can find ... it doesn't look ferocious or anything, but it is a carnivore....
# posted by ralphd00d : 31 October, 2006
oh, I WANT one!!!...
# posted by k : 31 October, 2006
How adorable! I wonder how hard it would be to potty train one of those little boogers.
# posted by MrsJoseGoldbloom : 31 October, 2006
Oh what a sweet face. I want one instead of the ocelot I've been craving since Honey West was on TV.
# posted by Libby Spencer : 31 October, 2006
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