In news: Golden cat is no longer the only colour the elusive Asiatic golden cat can be associated with. Its coat comes in five other shades in Arunachal Pradesh.
IUCN Status: Near threatened.
Distribution: It is found across eastern Nepal through north-eastern India to Indonesia. Bhutan and China were known to have two morphs of the golden cat one the colour of cinnamon and the other with markings similar to the ocelot, a small wild cat found in the Americas.