Cat Breeds with Pictures
Canadian Lynx Cat
World’s rarest wild cat species Canadian lynx resembles a gigantic house cat. It has a very short body small tail and long legs unusually large paws that act like snowshoes in very deep snow all their hunting is done at night. They are well adapted with big eyes and superior hearing. Canadian Lynx is not fast runner and found in boreal forests across in Canada.
Caracal is derived from a Turkish word Caracal meaning black ear the body of a coracle is built for sneak attacks the coracle was once tamed entrained for bird hunting in Middle East. Strong hind legs allow them to jump six feet in the air the coracle is capable of leaping into the air and knocking down ten to twelve birds at one time.
Jaguarondi her perilous are one of the strangest looking cats and can be found in South America Jagger Indies are slightly larger than a domestic cat weighing 8 to 16 pounds. They eat bird’s rabbits and small rodents hunting during early morning and evening their biggest threat is habitat destruction and human encroachment.
Clouded leopard Cat
Clouded leopard beautiful Asian cat named for its spotted coat is seldom seen in the wild officially recorded as a species in 1821. The clouded leopard remains just as mysterious today as it was nearly 200 years ago named for its cloud-like spots recent genetic studies have shown that clouded leopards are a separate genus of cat.
Pompous cat is a small wild cat native to South America that is listed as near threatened on IUCN Red List there is long Mane like guard hairs on the back up to 7 centimetres long. They erect when frightened or nervous Poppa’s cats have not been studied much in the wild hunting habits there have been reports of the cat hunting rodents and birds at night.
The Serval cat is a beautiful animal that some people keep as an exotic pet. While you may be able to acquire a Serval cat from a breeder they are considered wild cats. Servals use echo location to pick up the vibrations of their prey the Serval cats are from Africa and are known to resemble cheetahs but have shorter tails than their larger cousins.
Palace cat is a small wild cat known for its unusual and adorable look they are a near endangered wild cat species found in the grasslands of Central Asia. Palace cats have the longest and densest fur of any cat this helps keep the cats warm as they hunt on snow but they’re poor runner.
Ocelot this leopard like feline is actually one of the smallest types of wild cat. It is found in several areas of the American continent it is listed as Least Concern by the IUCN. The population is estimated to comprise more than 40 thousand mature individuals and is considered stable during the early 1960s the Ocelot was heavily exploited by the fur trade as 200,000 animals were taken annually for this process.
Flat headed cat
The flat-headed cat is one of the most unusual members of the cat family with their long head and flattened forehead partial webbing between the toes help the animal to move through water the narrow jaws and backward facing teeth helps in catching and holding slippery prey such as fish and frogs. These cats may well be more deserving of the name fishing cat.
Mountain lion cat
Mountain lion cat puma or cougar whatever name it is among the most adaptable big cat in the world. It also holds the Guinness world record for the animal with the highest number of names it has over 40 names in English alone the Cougar can run as fast as 55 to 72 kilometers per hour aside from humans.