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University of Tennessee

University of Tennessee Visits Big Cat Rescuers Attend Lobby Days Florida Animal Control Association Happening at the Sanctuary https://youtu.be/Fpwk3Csirbw https://youtu.be/TOj_GLJN3M4   Read More

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Serval Facts

Serval   Common Name: Serval Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Leptailurus) Species: Serval (L.s. constantina) Barbary Serval thought to now be Extinct Misc: The name Serval is derived from a Portuguese word meaning "wolf-deer." Size and Appearance: Often referred to as the cat of spare parts, this unusual, but beautiful cat is among the feline family’s most successful. It has a small, delicate head and extremely large ears set on an elongated Read More

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Jungle Cat Facts

Jungle Cat Common Name: Jungle Cat, Swamp Cat, Reed Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Felis) Species: chaus Misc: This cat, contrary to its name, is found in a variety of habitats but typically is not a frequenter of "jungles". Like the African wildcats and domestic cats, the Jungle Cat has been mummified and placed in tombs in Ancient Egypt. Size and Appearance: Similar in build to the Serval, the Jungle cat has long legs and a slender body. Their Read More

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Geoffroy Cat Facts

Geoffroy's Cat Common Name: Geoffroy’s Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Oncifelis) Species: geoffroyi Misc: Geoffroy’s cats are strong swimmers that regularly enter the water, and have been recorded frequently swimming fast flowing rivers 100 feet wide. Geoffroy’s cats were named after the French naturalist Geoffroy St. Hilaire. Sub-species: F.g. geoffroyi F.g. salinarum (once believed to be a separate species) F.g. paraguae F.g. euxantha Size Read More

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Jaguar Facts

Jaguar   Jaguar: Panthera onca Common Name: Jaguar Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Panthera Species: onca Misc: The Jaguar and the Leopard are often confused with one another in zoos. Their coloring and markings are so similar that it is difficult for people to distinguish them. The difference lies in the center of the Jaguars rosettes, because unlike the leopard, the Jaguar has spots inside of its rosettes! The Jag is also a much stockier Read More

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Cougar Facts

Cougar - Felis concolor   Common Names: Cougar, Puma, Panther, Mountain Lion, Catamount Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Puma) Species: concolor Sub-species: Eastern Texas to Florida – P.c.coryi –IUCN: Endangered, CITES:Appendix I Northeastern US and southeastern Canada Cougar – P.c. couguar - IUCN: Endangered, CITES: Appendix I Central American Cougar – P.c. costaricensis – CITES: Appendix I Misc: The cougar has the greatest natural Read More

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Tiger Facts

TIGERS   Common Name: Tiger Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Pantherinae Panthera Species: tigris Sub-species: Bengal Tiger - Panthera tigris tigris 1200-1500 left Siberian (Amurian) Tiger - Panthera tigris altaica 331 left Sumatran Tiger - Panthera tigris sumatrae 136 left Indo-Chinese Tiger - Panthera tigris corbetti Malayan Tiger - Panthera tigris jacksoni ** South China Tiger - Panthera tigris amoyensis 37 left Javan Tiger - Panthera tigris Read More

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Bobcat Facts

Bobcat   Common Name: Bobcat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Lynx) Species: rufus Sub-Species: L.r. escuinapae Mexican bobcat Misc: 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 Read More

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Bay Cat Facts

Bornean Bay Cat Common Name: Bornean Bay Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Catopuma) Species: badia Misc.: No actual studies of this cat have ever been made in the wild, and it continues to be the mystery cat of the feline family. Virtually all information has been taken from museum specimens, except for in 1992 when a female was captured in a trap accidentally. It is believed she was kept in captivity for some months after capture, and was brought Read More

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Rusty Spotted Cat Facts

Rusty Spotted Cat Common Name: Rusty Spotted Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Prionailurus) Species: rubiginosus Misc: One of the smallest cats in the world. Sub-species: P.r. rubiginosa - India P.r. phillipsi – Sri Lanka Size and Appearance: Another of the small cats about which little is known, this cat has a grayish coat with reddish brown spots, and is referred to as a smaller "washed-out" version of the Leopard Cat. The belly and Read More