Infrared cameras spot 'rare' golden cats in China

Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve officials in Gansu province spotted the cats featuring different fur colours.

Infrared cameras spot 'rare' golden cats in China
Out of the lot, one has “leopard-like'' spots all over the body while the other is with reddish brown fur. (Representational image)

New Delhi: Researchers with the help of infrared cameras have managed to spot two types of rare Asian golden cats at a natural reserve in China, claims a report.

Baishuijiang National Nature Reserve officials in Gansu province spotted the cats featuring different fur colours.

Out of the lot, one has “leopard-like'' spots all over the body while the other is with reddish brown fur.

The Asian golden cat is believed to have a body length of about 90 cm.

The species have not been seen in years in the reserve until about 200 infrared cameras were installed there in 2014.

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