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Xue-Song Han, Huai-Qing Chen, Zheng-Yi Dong, Ling-Yun Xiao, Xiang Zhao, Zhi Lu. Discovery of first active breeding den of Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti). Zoological Research, 2020, 41(3): 341-344. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.039
Citation: Xue-Song Han, Huai-Qing Chen, Zheng-Yi Dong, Ling-Yun Xiao, Xiang Zhao, Zhi Lu. Discovery of first active breeding den of Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti). Zoological Research, 2020, 41(3): 341-344. doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.039

Discovery of first active breeding den of Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti)

doi: 10.24272/j.issn.2095-8137.2020.039
Funds:  This study was supported by Chindu County Government, Chindu Environment Protection & Forestry Bureau, Administration Bureau of Three-River-Source National Park and “One Yangtze” Project of Huatai Securities (HTSC)
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  • Corresponding author: E-mail: xiaolingyun@shanshui.org
  • Received Date: 2019-12-19
  • Accepted Date: 2020-04-08
  • Available Online: 2020-04-08
  • Publish Date: 2020-05-18
  • In mid-September 2018, during a field survey in Chiat’ung, Sanjiangyuan (Three-River-Source) Region, Tibetan Plateau, China, we discovered the first active breeding den of the Chinese mountain cat (Felis bieti), inhabited by one adult female and two kittens. Based on fieldwork over the following months, five breeding dens were discovered, and 33 sightings were recorded. In addition, at least five individuals were confirmed to inhabit this overlooked region, and much previously unknown information concerning this cat species and its ecology was revealed for the first time.

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