Pasiah cat is a nocturnal animal that lives in the dry and sandy grasslands of South Africa, and due to its special body structure, it is not a climber. During the day, this cat hides in abandoned nests or termite mounds.
Pasiah cats are very vocal, solitary, become independent at 4 or 5 months, and then only come together for mating. Male cats roam throughout the year in an area of 22 square kilometers; But females move in a range of 10.3 km.
While tabby cats used to live in most parts of Botswana, their numbers are now so low in the country that wild members have not been seen in years.
The number of wild cats is unknown; But the threat of habitat, resources, traps and poisonous baits to catch jackals and African wild cats has threatened this species to such an extent that it was listed as a vulnerable species in 2016.
With a dwindling population estimated at less than 10,000, the pasia cat species is currently not protected in most of its current habitats, while hunting is prohibited in Botswana and South Africa.
The mortality rate of the tabby cat in captivity is high, so conservation efforts focus on preventing degradation and protecting habitats to protect remaining populations and help the species thrive. We hope he remains the real king of cats.