The Asian golden cat, Felis temmincki, inhabits Southeast Asia, forests and dense bushland on the mainland as well as the island of Sumatra. The name is somwhat misleading; although they are most commonly golden brown all over, they can be reddish, gray, black, spotted, striped, or plain. They are difficult to track and little is known of their social organization; they are thought to be mostly terrestrial but sometimes make nests for their young in trees. They seem to eat small mammals, birds, and reptiles, and are persecuted as poultry eaters. They are also threatened by loss of habitat.