Little is known about these nocturnal cats, although they are thought to be territorial.
Marbled cats live for about 12 years.
Body length: 40-60cm, Tail length: 35-54cm, Shoulder height: 30-40cm, Weight: 3-7kg.
Marbled cats have a brownish-grey or yellow coat with large irregular dark blotches and spots. The patches are margined with black on the body and are solid on the limbs and tail. They have a long tail.
Marbled cats inhabit North East India down through to Sumatra and Borneo.
Their preferred habitat is moist tropical forest.
They are thought to prey mostly on birds but also on squirrels and rats and possibly lizards and frogs.
Marbled cats are nocturnal and partly arboreal (tree-living). They are extremely swift climbers. Little is known about marbled cats' social behaviour but they are thought to be territorial.
After a gestation period of 81 days, females give birth to a litter of 1-4 kittens.
Marbled cats are listed as Data Deficient by the IUCN and are on CITES: Appendix I. They are threatened by human disturbance and habitat destruction.