A team led by Panthera Kaplan scholar and graduate student, Laila Bahaa-el-din, in Gabon captured this rare footage of one of the least known and most elusive wild cats on earth – the African golden cat. The footage was taken with cameras set as part of a research project to understand how African golden cats are affected by different levels of human activity, such as logging and hunting, which are prevalent across forested Africa. The footage shows what Panthera believes to be a young adult male of the grey phase with a very rich spotting pattern, sitting directly in front of our camera.
Read the CNN article, "Scientists capture rare video of elusive African cat."
Read the Mongabay article, ”Africa's least known cat caught on video.”