Distribution and habitat
Subspecies and conservation
The exact population of the Asian Golden Cat is unknown, but it is listed on "CITES: Appendix I" and as "Lower Risk/Near Threatened" by the IUCN. It is hunted for its fur and, increasingly, for its bones in traditional Chinese medicine. However, the greatest risk posed towards the species is habitat destruction. There are few of these felines in zoos, and they do not breed well in captivity.
There are three subspecies:
* Pardofelis temminckii temminckii, Himalaya, Southeast Asian mainland, Sumatra
* Pardofelis temminckii dominicanorum, southeast China
* Pardofelis temminckii tristis, southwest China
Source : Wikipedia