Characteristics[ edit ] Illustration of skulls of Asian golden cat bottom and fishing cat top , in Pocock's The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma  The Asian golden cat is heavily built, with a typical cat-like appearance. Transitional forms among the different colorations also exist. It may be marked with spots and stripes. White and black lines run across the cheeks and up to the top of the head, while the ears are black with a central gray area.
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Linda Crampton is a writer and teacher with an honors degree in biology. She loves to study nature and write about animals and plants. Unfortunately, their populations are classified as near threatened. The Asian or Asiatic golden cat lives in forests of Southeast Asia. The African golden cat lives in the rainforests of Central and Western Africa. The cats are often golden in color, which gives them their name, but they may also have red-brown, dark brown, grey, or even black fur. The fur often has spots and stripes of a different color as well.