Big Cat Facts

This creates a selection of the cat fact pages, such as /bobcat-facts, /lion-facts, etc. It’s another category that is non political.

Andean Mountain Cat Facts

Andean Mountain Cat Facts

Common Name: Andean Mountain Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Oreailurus) Species: jacobitus Misc.: The information for this cat comes from museum skins and skulls, and there have only been a handful of sightings in the wild. Only 2 scientists had the opportunity to observe and photograph this animal and it was only for a…

Clouded Leopard Facts

Clouded Leopard Facts

Common Name: Clouded Leopard (a.k.a. Mint Leopard, Tree Tiger)Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Pantherinae NeofelisSpecies: nebulosa Discovered in 2007: Borneo Clouded Leopard Order: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: PantheraSpecies: 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…

Marbled Cat Facts

Marbled Cat Facts

Common Name: Marbled CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Pantherinae (Pardofelis)Species: marmorata Misc: Genetic studies of this cats blood serum, shows that it shares an identical karyotype with Lynx, Panthera and Uncia, leaving this cats evolutionary history somewhat of a taxonomic puzzle. Perhaps, this little cat is similar in form to the forest ancestors…

Guigna Facts

Guigna Facts

Common Name: Guigna Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Oncifelis) Species: guigna Photo By  Dr. Gerardo Acosta J.Chilean Veterinarian and Master in Science Misc.: Description and behaviour:  The guigna (pronounced gwee-nya) is the smallest of the felids in the Americas and weighs 2.2 kg.   It is a brownish coloured cat with a heavily spotted coat.  It…

Bobcat Facts

Bobcat Facts

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…

Jaguarundi Facts

Jaguarundi Facts

What did I just see? If you came here because you think you saw a jaguarundi in the U.S., it’s possible, but it’s more likely this. Click to reveal the mystery animal. Jaguarundi Common Name: JaguarundiKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Felis)Species: yaguarondiSub Species: (herpailurus yaguarondi fossata) Guatemalan Jaguarundi(H.y. cacomitli) gulf coast jaguarundi …

Golden Cat Facts

Golden Cat Facts

African Golden Cats   (see Asian below) Common Name: African Golden CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: 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”…

Pampas Cat Facts

Pampas Cat Facts

Pampas Cat Common: Pampas CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae  (Oncifelis)Species: colocoloPhoto by:  Francisco Erize Misc. The taxonomic evaluation of 96 museum specimens has lead to the conclusion that given the geographic differences of this cat, the “Pampas Cat” may actually be 3 distinct species: Lynchailurus pajeros (high Andes from Equador to Patagonia and…

Jungle Cat Facts

Jungle Cat Facts

Jungle Cat Common Name: Jungle Cat, Swamp Cat, Reed Cat Kingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: 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…

Cheetah Facts

Cheetah Facts

The Cheetah Kingdom: AnimalPhylum: ChordataClass: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoreFamily: FelidaeSubfamily: AcinonychinaeGenus: Acinonyxspecies:Jubatus The word “Cheetah” is derived from the Hindi word “Chita” meaning “spotted one”. The Cheetah is the fastest land animal reaching speeds of 45 – 70 mph. Cheetahs have also been known to swim, although they do not like to. The Cheetah is not one…