Ultra-Rare African Golden Cat Caught on Video for the First Time

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Before Bahaa-el-din and her team set out, most of what we know about the African golden cat came from either camera traps hidden in the animals' habitat -- or from the specimens attacked by local hunters.

The first camera trap images, captured in 2002 by Panthera, were the result of a study led by Dr. Philipp Henschel, who also obtained the first hand-held camera shots of the animal -- like this one -- in 2002.

Image: Dr. Philipp Henschel/Panthera