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Golden Cat Facts

African Golden Cats (see Asian below) Common Name: African Golden Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Profelis) Species: aurata  Photo By: Christina Loke Misc.: This cat was originally classified as 2 distinct species due to color variations. The red phase was called the "Golden" cat, while the gray phase was called the "Silver" cat. Today, they are recognized as a single species with 2 color variations. It is referred to in some areas as "the Leopard's Read More

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Pallas Cat Facts

Pallas Cat Common Name: Manul  (a.k.a. Pallas’s Cat)Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Octocolobus)Species: manulMisc: Peter Pallas who first described this cat, erroneously suggested that it was the ancestor of the Persian breeds of domestic cats because of its long fur, stocky build and flattened face. Captive Pallas’s cats have lived up to 11.5 years Size and Appearance: This small cat weighs in between 5 – 9 lb. with a head and body length of 19.5 Read More

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Flat Headed Cat Facts

Flat Headed Cat Common Name: Flat Headed Cat KingdomAnimalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Prionailurus)                                               Photo by Anthony Bannister Species: planiceps Misc.: In captivity, it was discovered that these cats possess a "raccoon-like" quality and will wash objects in water. Size and Appearance: One of the most unique and unusual members of the cat family, the Flat Headed cat is Read More

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Liger Facts

Hear this page: Where do Ligers Come From? http://youtu.be/txcbe4EtuUw Irresponsible breeders is the short answer. A liger is the result of breeding a male lion to a tigress. A tigon is the result of breeding a male tiger to a lioness. Since lions and tigers do not exist in the same areas, this is not something that happens in the wild. It is done in captivity by disreputable carnies to produce a freak that ignorant people will pay to see. These cats suffer from many birth defects and usually die young. Because ligers are usually Read More

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Snow Leopard Facts

  Snow Leopards Hear about Snow Leopards: Common Name: Snow Leopard Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Uncia Species: uncia Misc.: This species, like the clouded leopard, is one of those that is somewhere between the small cats and the great cats in that it can’t purr like the small cats and it can’t roar like the true great cats. It makes a happy sound similar to the tiger's chuffing. Its greatest threats are the hunting of its main Read More

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Florida Panther Facts

Protect the Florida Panther or Lose Her Forever What is the Species? Puma concolor coryi. The Florida Panther is a subspecies of cougar that has adapted to the subtropical environment of Florida. How Many Panthers Are Left? Only 80 to 100 panthers still remain in Florida, making this one of the most rare and endangered mammals in the world. Where is their Habitat? Florida Panthers are usually found in pinelands, hardwood hammocks, and mixed swamp forests. Adult males may range over an area of 200 square miles, while females range Read More

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Domestic Cat Facts

Domestic Cats   Common Name: Domestic Cat, House Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felis Species: catus   Misc.:One of the most popular pets of all times, there is currently more than 100 million animals in existence worldwide. Humans spend more than $1.5 billion dollars per year feeding their feline companions, and more than $200 million per year on cat litter! There are more than 30 different breeds of domestic cat and it is Read More

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Clouded Leopard Facts

Clouded Leopard Common Name: Clouded Leopard (a.k.a. Mint Leopard, Tree Tiger) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Neofelis Species: nebulosa Discovered in 2007: Borneo Clouded Leopard Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Panthera Species: neofelis diardi Misc.: This species, like the snow leopard, is one of those that is somewhere between the small cats and the great cats in that it can’t purr like the small cats and it can’t roar like Read More

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Bobcat

Common Name: BobcatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Lynx)Species: rufusSub-Species: L.r. escuinapae    Mexican bobcatMisc: This cat is named for its short tail. Size and Appearance: The Bobcat is a medium sized cat with a ruff of fur around the sides of the face. They weigh between 13-30 pounds, stand 21 inches high and are 30-50 inches long. The bobcats in the North tend to be larger than those in the south. Their coat color varies and has been recorded in shades Read More