Momofuku is a small mammal creature that lives primarily in the island of Hokkaido near Japan. Its name means “peach eater” in Japanese and has been categorized as endangered by the IUCN since early 1991. The Momofuku is a subspecies of the leopard cat, specifically common in Southeast Asia. As of 2009, there are 200-250 estimated to be left of these cats with its population continually decreasing.
Male Momofuku cats grow to be 60-65 cm long and weigh about 4-5 kg. Their female counterparts grow to be much smaller and thinner. Despite the feline’s natural ability to jump the Momofuku cannot jump that high as they tend to leap more.
Its ears are rounded, with white fur and black tips. Their tails have the same color scheme as well. The fur of the Momofuku is mostly light brown and reddish while their underbelly (stomach) is white. The often get mistaken for cute baby foxes.
The Momofuku are very friendly animals, which means they can be domesticated. Although they are omnivores, they tend to prefer eating fruit, especially peaches (hence, their names). Their soft canine teeth in the front make it hard for them to chew meat. Whenever they do hunt for food, the Momofuku cats often hunt in packs of 4-6. Although they might not overpower the prey, they catch them with their speed and high endurance. When they have the prey cornered, they use their sharp claws to weaken and eventually kill them.
It is estimated that Momofuku cats live for five to six years in the wild, and up to eight to nine when in captivity or domesticated. In captivity, a Momofuku cat lived for about 13 years, the longest known span of any of the cats.