As dusk falls over the jungle, you might spot a cat with glowing yellow eyes streak across your line of sight. This is the Jungle Cat, a medium sized feline that inhabits several forests in India.
Prolific across India and West Asia and even parts of North Africa, the Jungle Cat is a compact creature. In India, the colour of its coat varies between a sandy brown all the way to a dark grey.
However, during mating season you are likely to hear their loud shrieks and growls during mating season.
Territorial males often fight with one another to show their dominance. Central India has a large population of these cats and you are extremely likely to spot them in parks like Pench, Satpura, Bandhavgarh and Panna.