Jungle Cat, Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve, India.

Photographed in Bandhavgarh Tiger Reserve in India,  the Jungle Cat can be difficult to see as it moves through brush.   In this instance the cat emerged momentarily into a clearing allowing for the photograph.   This is one of three sub-species of Jungle Cat and has a fairly extensive range across India and neighbouring countries.  The species is not considered to be endangered and there has been a ban on them being hunted since the late 1970s.

Jungle Cat, India.

Historically these cats have been given numerous names with debate as to just how many sub-species should be recognised.  If you look carefully at the image you’ll see tufts of hair on the ear tips,  which gave rise to one of the alternative names, Jungle Lynx.   ~KD.