Meet The Black-Footed Cat – The Worlds Deαdliest Feline

No, it’s not the king of the jungle or the powerful tiger. It’s not any of the typical big cats that you would expect.

Instead, the worlds deadliest feline is a little cat from Africa that you’ve probably never heard of.

The black-footed cat is the smallest feline on the continent of Africa, and one of the smallest in the world, but don’t let its size fool you.

These cats are among the worlds most fearsome predators.

One black-legged cat alone can hunt and bring down more prey in a single night than a leopard does in six months.

It’s really difficult to believe that a cat weighing less that 2 kilograms can do this.

It sports a stocky body with elegant spots, big round eyes mounted on a round head, you could even call it cute.

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As mentioned, they are native to grassy plains in Africa.

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The black-footed cat is even smaller than a house cat, stretching up to a maximum of only 20 inches long and 8 inches high.

Despite all these characteristics which make it looks like a poor, defenceless kitty, it couldn’t be further from the reality.

It has powerful legs which helps it travel long distances, dig burrows or overcome more tenacious prey.

Research has shown that on average, the black-footed cat has an amazing 60% predation success rate. In comparison, a lions success rate is only around 25%.

These cats are around in small numbers and therefore, their conservation status is listed as ‘vulnerable’

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