Rare Andean Mountain Cat Caught on Camera

Photo: Jim Sanderson

A gorgeous and incredibly rare Andean mountain cat was caught on camera via a remote trail cam. Watch:

Here’s another video of the rare cat that was filmed a few years ago on another trail cam:

via Gfycat


And another:

from Animal GIFs via Gfycat

The Andean mountain cat is a small, endangered wild cat that lives in the Andes. Their population is estimated at only 2,500 individuals. The legendary cat was only known to science by a couple photographs prior to 1998. Since then, researchers have begun studying these rare cats more closely, in part by using remote trail cameras like the ones seen here.

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