Wild Cats

The 36 species of the wild cat family are spread across most of the globe. Big cats, like lions and tigers, get much of the attention, but the vast majority of the wild cat species fall into the small cats category. This is the category that will satisfy your curiosity about wild cats.

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Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species
Wild Cats

Are sand cats endangered species?

They are near the threat level. This means that it is in the middle.

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Wild Cats

How fast do savanna cats run?

Average Savannah's can run 35 up to about 45 mph.

Wild Cats

Do tigers and lions get along?

Almost never. They both have good things when it comes to fights, male lions have manes that protect their neck while the tiger is larger.


Cross-breeding experiments have been occuring between tigers and lions for at least 300 years. In order for copulation to occur there must be some degree of cooperation. The hybrid is most successful between a male lion and a female tiger and is known as a Liger.

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What big cat is the most aggressive?

The most vicious cat out there is the Indian Tiger. They have it in their nature and are always out on the hunt! They are large cats so they need to feed themselves a lot. Many people think lions are the most vicious cats around, when that's not true at all. For I assure you the most vicious cat is definitely the tiger!

Leopards and Panthers
Wild Cats

How are leopards and jaguars alike?

Panthera pardus live in sub-Saharan and Northeast Africa, Central Asia, India, and China. There are 9 subspecies world wide. However, many of these populations are endangered, especially outside of Africa. Leopards are the 5th largest cat in the world. Leopards are graceful and commanding big cats. They are most comfortable in trees where it often hauls its kills into the branches. By dragging the bodies of large animals aloft it hopes to keep them safe from scavengers such as hyenas.

Panthera Onca lives in the Mexico, Central and South America. Jaguars are the 3rd largest cat in the world and largest cat in the New World. They are muscular, shorter in length and extremely powerful. Unlike many other big cats, apart from man, the jaguar has no rivals - no other predator can compete with this powerful cat. The Jaguar has particularly powerful jaws and often kills its prey by piercing the skull with one swift bite.

In appearance the Jaguar and the Leopard are similar although identification would not be an issue as the cats inhabit different continents. Each cat has brownish/yellow base fur color with distinctive dark markings. The Jaguar can be distinguished by the presence of small dots or irregular shapes within larger rosette markings. Leopards tends to have mostly spots. Both cats are carriers of Melanism allele. This is a genetic mutation in which both Leopards and Jaguars produces Melanistic or black offspring. The black cats are often labeled 'Black Panthers.' For the record, there is no one distinct species of wild cat called a Black Panther.

Both Leopards and Jaguars are good swimmers and at home in the water. Except for breeding, both cats are solitary animals.

Wild Cats

What do pumas and jaguars both eat?

pumas eat deers elks and mooses jaguars eat insects berries and fresh meat

Wild Cats

Are mountain lions and cheetahs related?

Bothe feline yes

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What is a big cats lair called?


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Wild Cats

At what age does the average big cat die?

19 or 18

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Ferrets Weasels and Badgers

What is a fishing cat habitat?

Wetlands where aquatic creatures are present, also marshes.

Wild Cats

Why do cheetahs not eat giraffes or do they?

Generally, no cheetahs will not hunt giraffes. It would be too dangerous for the cheetah as a giraffe is a large, powerful animal and cheetahs are strong but also delicate. They are much better suited to hunt smaller antelope and gazelle species. Most larger cats such as lions even stay away from giraffes. They are not an easy meal to catch and bring down.

Cat Behavior
Wild Cats

How fast can big cats on average run?

The Cheetah is the fastest recorded "big cat" topping 75 mph.

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What do big cats hunt for in the wild?

cheetah also come into the category of big cats so they want to eat any type of flesh .veg food is not liked by them. :-)

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What is the sand cats behavior?

Sand cats live solitary lives outside of the mating season. They inhabit burrows, typically using either abandoned fox or porcupine burrows, or enlarging those dug by gerbils or other rodents. The completed burrow is generally straight, with a single entrance, and reaching up to 3 metres (9.8 ft) in length. The sand cat comes out after dusk to hunt rodents, lizards, birds, and insects, although their diet may consist mostly of rodents.[3]

They "skulk" close to the ground and will use any available cover to protect themselves. Using their large ears they listen for prey, digging rapidly when they hear it underground. Since the Sand cat obtains all the water it needs from eating its prey, it mostly stays far away from watering points where other predators may harm it.

Sand cats congregate only for mating, so counting them is a difficult task. It seems however that their numbers have been declining in the Arabian desert following a decrease in their prey. They have been observed to travel from 5 to 10 kilometres (3.1 to 6.2 mi) per night in search of prey, but, unlike most other cats, do not defend their territories, and may even "take turns" over burrows.

Threats to the Sand cat include humans, wolves, snakes, and raptors.[4] They are generally docile, and unafraid of humans.

Sand cats communicate using scent and claw marks on objects in their range, and by urine spraying, although they do not leave their feces in exposed locations as many other felids do. They make vocalizations similar to domestic cats, but also make loud, high-pitched barking sounds, especially when seeking a mate.[3]

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Hunting and Shooting
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Why are cats hunted?

Wild cats are hunted for their fur coats and as food.

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What large cats hunt in groups?


Wild Cats

What feature do the leopard tiger cheetah and jaguar have in common?

They all eat meat so they are carnivore.

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What is a wild cat that looks like a bobcat?

The lynx looks quite similar in appearance to a bobcat.

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What is a large wild female cat called?

Ali Lioness

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How old can wild cats get?

Up to about ten years, probably.

Wild Cats

What are the names of wild big cats?

tigers, lions, pumas, mountain lions, jaguars, Leopards, cougers, etc

Wild Cats

What is faster a lion or a tiger?

The lion is the 5th or 6th fastest land animal while the tiger does not even rank in the top 25. For a link to the fastest land animals click on this link.

Wild Cats

How fast can cheetahs run per minute?

The cheetah is the fastest land mammal in the world. The cheetah, can reach speeds of between 112 and 120 km/h in short bursts covering distances up to 500 m. It has the ability to accelerate from 0 to over 100 km/h in three seconds.

In terms of miles per hour, they can reach around 70 to 75 mph.

However, they can sustain the speed for only short durations, typically around a minute. If they continue to run at top speed for over that time, they will die of exhaustion.

Wild Cats

What animal do cheetahs like to eat?

The cheetah is an apex or top level predator. There are no known predators for adult cheetahs however they can be killed by lions rarely. Cheetah's usually prey on smaller herbivores like Gazelles, Impala and Springbok. They don't have the size or strength to hunt down larger prey like zebra or wildebeest.

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Wild Cats

How many species of big cats is there?

Four: Lion, tiger, Leopard and Jaguar. These four cats belong in the same genus Panthera, and are the only true big, or "great" cats.
There are four, lion, tiger, leopard, and jaguar. Cheetahs, clouded leopards, and snow leopards can be considered both because all have characteristics of both big and small cats.
4 (Tiger, Lion, Leopard, and Jaguar)


There are 9 species of big cat.

Lion, Tiger, Leopard, Jaguar (Genus Panthera)

Cheetah (Genus Acinonyx)

Snow Leopard (Genus Uncia)

Clouded Leopard, Diard's Clouded Leopard (Genus Neofelis)

Puma (Puma concolor)
Many cats are meany and big. They scratch you
lion, tiger, leapord, jaguar, sand cat, margay, cheetah, lynx, mountain lion, bobcat, caracal, clouded leapord, puma, serval, ocelot, jaguarundi, oncilla and wildcat (?).

there are many different species of some of them, so there are lots of each.
Four: Lion, tiger, Leopard and Jaguar. These four cats belong in the same genus Panthera, and are the only true big, or "great" cats.


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