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In Images: The Rare Bay Cat of Borneo

Caught on camera

bay cat, borneo bay cat

(Image credit: Sebastian Kennerknecht | Panthera)

An elusive bay cat was recently caught on camera in Borneo

Bay cat

bay cat in borneo illustration

(Image credit: Priscilla Barrett)

The mysterious creatures have been only rarely caught on film.

Mysterious cat

camera trap photo of bay cat in Borneo

(Image credit: A.J. Hearn/J. Ross/Wild CRU)

The first bay cat was photographed in 1998. Deforestation is threatening the species, which lives only on the island of Borneo.

Elusive creature

a grey male bay cat on camera trap

(Image credit: A.J. Hearn/J. Ross/WildCRU)

The IUCN lists the bay cat as endangered.

Camera trapped

bay cat in Borneo

(Image credit: A.J. Hearn/J. Ross/WildCRU)

Here, a female gray bay cat caught on camera trap.

Night hunters

bay cat on camera trap Borneo

(Image credit: A.J. Hearn/J. Ross/WildCRU)

A bay cat caught on camera trap in Borneo

Tia Ghose
Tia has interned at Science News, Wired.com, and the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and has written for the Center for Investigative Reporting, Scientific American, and ScienceNow. She has a master's degree in bioengineering from the University of Washington and a graduate certificate in science writing from the University of California Santa Cruz.