There is surprisingly little known about the Leopard Cat's reproduction.  It is known that multiple female territories are often overlapped by a single male's territory, this is a polygynous mating system.  It is also known that depending on the location of the animal, the type of breeding differs.  For example, in the Southern parts of Asia, the Leopard Cat reproduces year round.  This is drastically different from the Northern counterparts who only breed from January to March. Gestation lasts 65 to 72 days and each litter can produce one to four cubs.  If the litter is lost, the same female can become pregnant again within four to five months.

The cubs start to open their eyes after ten days. The cubs stay in their burrow until they reach full maturity (which is about 18 months) and leave. In the wild, these animals usually live around four years. It is a common occurrence for Leopard Cats to not live through a journey to captivity.  These animals are particularly susceptible to death when put in a stressful situation. If the cat does survive the transport, it can live up to twenty years. 




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