Small, reddish-sandy cat with distinct long black ears that contribute to its excellent hearing; short tail; long legs built for speed, jumping, and climbing.
Solitary. Mainly nocturnal. Hides in crevices during the day. Captures birds in flight by leaping several meters into the air. Difficult to encounter in the wild.
Rodents and other small mammals, birds, and reptiles.
Endangered species. Occurs in rocky areas in the Southern Highlands, including the Mujib Nature Reserve and the Dana Nature Reserve.