|Andean mountain cat|
- the top threat to the survival of this species is "traditional hunting". Local people consider this cat a sacred animal and stuffed Andean cats are used in festivals probably as a attempt to improve harvests.
- the probable main prey of the Andean cat, the mountain chinchilla, was hunted nearly to extinction for the fur trade.
- the current top prey of this cat the mountain vizcachas has a fragmented range due again to being hunted by local people.
- habitat destruction through mining is another threat.
- the hunting of the Andean cat by local people to protect livestock is also a threat and
- the genetic diversity of this species is low making reproduction less viable due to poor sperm quality because of inbreeding.