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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”…

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…

InSitu 2022

InSitu 2022

Big Cat Rescue donates more than $100,000 each year to saving wild cats in their native lands. We dedicate most of our donations to small exotic cat projects as they get so little funding elsewhere.

Aries Bobcat

Aries Bobcat

Once there was a bobcat named Aries (after the Greek god of War and COURAGE), a wild and fiercely independent creature that roamed the verdant expanses of Florida. Aries was a strong and healthy young adult bobcat, a deft hunter, and a master of his own territory. One terrible day, though, his free-roaming life took…

Ocelot Facts

Ocelot Facts

Common Name: OcelotKingdom: AnimaliaPhylum: Chordata (Vertebrata)Class: MammaliaOrder: CarnivoraFamily: FelidaeGenus: Felinae (Leopardus)Species: pardalis Fun Facts: Ocelots use similar habitat and show similar abundance patterns to Jaguars and Pumas. Population densities seem to increase with rainfall and decrease with latitude, with the highest densities in tropical areas. In captivity, ocelots have lived more than 20 years, as compared to 7-10 years typically in the wild….

Black Footed Cat Facts

Black Footed Cat Facts

Black Footed Cat Common Name: Black Footed Cat Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata (Vertebrata) Class: Mammalia Order: Carnivora Family: Felidae Genus: Felinae (Felis) Species: nigripes Life Span: Captive black footed cats have lived up to 13 years. Sub-Species: Some sources list a southern subspecies, Felis nigripes thomasi, but today many authorities question the validity of this subspecies. Size and Appearance:  The black-footed cat is…