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The Asian Golden Cat (Pardofelis temminckii or Catopuma temminckii), also called Temminck's Cat or the Asiatic Golden Cat, is a medium-sized wildcat that can be found in Southeastern Asia. Asian Golden Cats have a stocky build, measuring up to 41 inches with a 22-inch tail, and weighing as much as 35 pounds. They are primarily found in forested habitats that are broken up by rocky areas, like the deciduous forests, subtropical evergreen forests, and tropical rainforests of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam and southern China. With such a wide range, three subspecies of the Asian Golden Cat have been identified, based on the region in which their territory is found. They were originally thought to be nocturnal, but radio-collar studies suggested that their activity levels are more accurately described as crepuscular or diurnal. Asian Golden Cats can climb trees when they need to, but they don't typically spend a lot of time above the ground. Their prey consists of birds, rodents, reptiles and small ungulates like muntjacs and sambar deer, though they have been known to take prey as large as water buffalo by themselves! The species is very close to being listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN, due to loss of habitat from human development.