This feline is rarely seen in its natural habitat and is known to be very reclusive.
The video was made at the Kibale National Park in Uganda and according to an organization that deals with protecting wild cats, the video shows the African golden cat while attacking a group of red colobs monkeys.
The researcher who filmed the cat is Samuel Angedakin, who was initially trying to film a group of wild chimpanzees.
The African golden cat lives only in the rainforests of Central and West Africa. The feline is the size of a bobcat but smaller than the lynx. It weighs somewhere between 5 to 16 kg and the male is larger than the female.
The African golden cat has rarely been seen by scientists in its natural habitat. Most of the records consist of photos taken by hidden camera traps.
According to the wild cat organization, the African golden cat is on the endangered species list because of deforestation and illegal hunting.
The Panthera organization is funding two Kaplan Scholars to study the feline in Gabon and Uganda.
One of the scholars, Laila Bahaa-el-din, captured one of the first video footage of the African golden cat in 2011, in Gabon.
The researchers are trying to establish how the wild cat is affected by different human activities, such as logging and hunting.
Another scholar, David Mills, is researching the African cat in the Kibale forest of Uganda, where the cat is currently the top predator. The main predator of these forests used to be the leopard, but it has since become extinct.
The African golden cat was first photographed in 2002 by Dr. Philipp Henschel, who set up a camera trap.
Dr. Henschel is also the first scientist to ever take a handheld photo of the cat in 2003.
David Mills explained that researchers know very little about the behavior of these felines. Mills added that he is very excited about the recent video footage because it offers a glimpse into the world of such a fascinating creature.
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