A cat that resembles a wolf with leopard spots? Naturalist superstar Pliny the Elder thought so, back in the 1st century AD: It was at
Just going on appearance, caracals should be the mobile hot spots of the cat family Felidae, but they’re really the opposite of communicative. Caracals are
This video is not professionally produced, but it really conveys the size and gravitas of an adult wild tiger: Yes, it’s sad (and a little
This video was posted in 2011. Now, the IUCN Red List has moved this species up to “Vulnerable.” It is an amazing video–this is one
Clouded leopards are adorable.
The “clouds” are those beautiful dark blotches on the coat.
These wild felines aren’t close relatives of the leopard, but modern research shows that clouded leopards do belong with the big cats. Their head and face are a little weird looking. That could be because these Southeast Asian cats are primitive – the first big cats to evolve some 11 million years ago. But some paleontologists have a different explanation for it.
What species do you think of when somebody says “big cats”?