They say curiosity is the lust of mind, and it’s only curiosity that has helped us reach where we are today. We have discovered a great deal about the planet we live in and all other creatures that live with us. Yet, we can’t say we have discovered everything there is to know and see. Nonetheless, we are getting closer every day, as seen below. The scientists couldn’t be happier after spotting the rare cats in Southeast Asia, read more to know about them.

Recently, the most elusive bay cat was caught on camera in its native Borneo in Southeast Asia.

Borneo Nature Foundation

The scientists have been trying to study their type but these cats are extremely rare to find and have been spotted only up to six times before.  Before this, it was only first photographed in 2003, according to a release from the Zoological Society of London and Imperial College London, whose scientists set up the cameras. This species is also listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as endangered. Hence, these cats are indeed really rare.

The bay cat is a mysterious little wildcat that lives only on the island of Borneo, which includes the countries of Malaysia, Brunei, and Indonesia.

Borneo Nature Foundation

Currently,  less than 2,500 of these are known to be the inhabitants of the island. They are gravely threatened by the habitat loss. The loss of their habitat has increased in the past few years and due to that their populations are expected to dwindle by 20 percent in 2020.

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