The distribution of jungle cat is largely oriental; it occurs in the Middle East, the Indian subcontinent, central and south eastern Asia, Sri Lanka and in southern China. Typically diurnal (active mainly during the day), the jungle cat hunts throughout the day; activity tends to decrease during the hot noon hours. Primarily a carnivore, the jungle cat prefers small mammals (gerbils, hares and rodents) and birds; fishes, frogs, insects and reptiles (small snakes) are hunted as well. Females can give birth to litters of one to five kittens; typically two to three kittens are born. Females may raise two litters in a year.