Using remote cameras, scientists have taken pictures of a rare cat that lives in the wild of Borneo. Known as a bay cat or Pardofelis badia, the first photograph of the cat appeared in 2003. Only 2,500 bay cats are thought to exist in the world.
Bay cats are endemic to the island of Borneo. Their fur is a bright chestnut with a white-streaked tail that tapers gracefully at the end. Conservationists were surprised to find the bay cat living in an area where logging activity has been removing their habitat. Too bad more cat lovers couldn’t adopt and breed a bay cat, but at least the cats seem happy in the forests of Borneo, except there are fewer people on that island willing to open a can of cat food to feed them every night.