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.

Chinese Mountain Cat Facts

Chinese Mountain Cat Facts

Photo by Hans Reinhard Common Name: Chinese Mountain CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Felis)Species: bieti Misc: Another one of the world’s least known felines, the Chinese Mountain Cat was originally called the Chinese Desert Cat, but in 1992 it was agreed to change it to the Chinese Mountain Cat since it never…

Flat Headed Cat Facts

Flat Headed Cat Facts

Flat Headed Cat Common Name: Flat Headed CatKingdomAnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: 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…

Wildcat Facts

Wildcat Facts

Wild Cat Common Name: WildcatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Felis)Species: silvestris Misc: The African Wildcat is the ancestor of the Domestic cat. This species of cat is widely distributed and has a wide variety of coat colors to help it blend into its environment. Because of that, theWildcat was originally classified as…

Serval Facts

Serval   Common Name: ServalKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: 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…

Tigrina Facts

Tigrina Facts

Tigrina or Oncilla Common Name: Oncilla Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (leopardus) Species: tigrinus Misc: This species has been widely hunted for the fur trade throughout its range. In the early 80’s, it became the leading spotted cat in theinternational fur trade, with the number of skins…

Rusty Spotted Cat Facts

Rusty Spotted Cat Facts

Rusty Spotted Cat Common Name: Rusty Spotted CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Prionailurus)Species: rubiginosus Misc: One of the smallest cats in the world. Sub-species: P.r. rubiginosa – IndiaP.r. phillipsi – Sri Lanka Size and Appearance: Another of the small cats about which little is known, this cat has a grayish coat with…

Leopard Cat Facts

Leopard Cat Facts

Common Name: Leopard CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Prionailurus) P.b. euptilura Amur Leopard CatSpecies: bengalensisMisc: This cat has been the subject of long debate as to its taxonomic status. There are numerous subspecies that some feel should be classified as individual species in their own right and other species that are felt…

Sand Cat Facts

Sand Cat Facts

Sand Cat   Common Name: Sand CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Felis)Species: margaritaMisc: This is one of the more difficult cats to study in the wild. Their foot coverings allow them to walk on sand without sinking, leaving their footprints nearly invisible.  They have learned to crouch down and shut their eyes…

Geoffroy’s Cat

Geoffroy’s Cat

Common Name: Geoffroy’s CatKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Oncifelis)Species: geoffroyiMisc: 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. geoffroyiF.g. salinarum (once believed to be a separate…

Pallas Cat Facts

Pallas Cat Facts

Common Name: Manul  (a.k.a. Pallas’s Cat) Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Octocolobus) Species: manul Misc: 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…