Why is the African golden cat endangered? The African golden cat is threatened by extensive deforestation of tropical rainforests, their conversion to oil palm plantations coupled with mining activities and road building, thus destroying its essential habitat. It is also threatened by bushmeat hunting, particularly in the Congo Basin.
Where are African golden cats found? African Golden cats are the only forest-dependent wild cat in Africa, and their least known felid. They are endemic to tropical Africa and found in two widely disjunct populations in west central Africa and along the west coast to the north.
How many African golden cats are left in the world? Some suggest there are 10,000 left in the wilds of Equatorial Africa, but no one really knows. The African golden cat is most threatened by habitat loss; its stronghold is in the Congo Basin.
What do African golden cats eat? African golden cats are carnivores, preying on mid-sized mammals including tree hyraxes, smaller forest antelopes, red duikers, and monkeys, and sometimes birds and fish.