Meet the Rusty-Spotted Cat. It’s the smallest wild cat in Asia, and possibly the world.
The rare cat looks quite similar to your average housecat. It may be the smallest cat on Earth, rivaled only by the black-footed cat of Africa, another tiny species of wild cat.
This species is only native to India and Sri Lanka, and their populations are unfortunately in decline. Less than 10,000 currently exist in the wild, with population loss due to the destruction of their prime habitat, deciduous forests. The cat has been listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List since 2016.
See this tiny cat in action in the video below from the BBC: