Cats

Jaguarundi

Jaguarundi

Dive into the fascinating world of Jaguarundi, a unique relative of cougars and cheetahs. The Jaguarundi lives from the US down to Argentina.

Jaguar

Jaguar

The jaguar (Panthera onca) stands out with its powerful build and distinctive rosettes, marking it as the apex predator of the New World. Residing from Argentina to the US, they favor tropical rainforests and wetlands. Jaguars are solitary, skilled in ambush hunting, primarily feeding on mammals and reptiles. Despite facing threats from habitat loss and hunting, they are vital for ecosystem balance and ecotourism.

Iberian Lynx

Iberian Lynx

Once listed as the most endangered of the cats, the Iberian Lynx is well on the way to recovery. A photographic trip to Southern Spain gives you a good chance to spot this cat in the wild.

Lion

Lion

Lions are the iconic big cat. We all know what they looks like. Its social structure of living in prides is unique among cats. Their majestic appearance is emphasized by the mane of the males.

Margay

Margay

The Margay is a jungle cat from the Americas. It resembles its close cousin the Ocelot, in a lot of ways, not least its looks. The fact that it is called Baumozelot, or Tree Ocelot in German, explains a lot. It does spend a lot more time in the trees than its relative.

Fishing Cat

Fishing Cat

The Fishing Cat is, as its name implies, an excellent fisher. Living in the wetland areas of Southern Asia, fish is its preferred food source but the cat still eats plenty of small mammals and reptiles as well. Sri Lanka is a great place to see one in the wild.

Mountain Lion

Mountain Lion

The Mountain Lion is the most widespread of the cats in the Americas. Also known as the Puma or Cougar, it ranges from Patagonia to Canada and is most often seen in the mountains.

Ocelot

Ocelot

Who can resist the large eyes of an Ocelot? The jungle cat ranges from the US to South America, but is not often seen as it inhabits the deep jungle. Chances of an encounter are higher than for other cats as it is somewhat active during the day time.

Domestic Cat

Domestic Cat

Yes this is a site for wild animals but the domestic cat is very closely related to other cats and is sometimes found in the wild. Be sure you can distinguish feral and wildcats.

Pampas Cat

Pampas Cat

The Pampas Cat is very widespread in South America. Of all the small American cats it is most often seen though is not very numerous. It is adapting well to ranchland but is still threatened by habitat destruction.

Rusty-Spotted Cat

Rusty-Spotted Cat

One of the smallest of the cats the Rusty-spotted Cat is also one of the most active. However, given its habitat in the jungles of Sri Lanka and India, it is rarely seen.

Sand Cat

Sand Cat

Little is known about the sand cat. It lives in places across the Sahara and middle east. One of the best places to see the sand cat in the wild is Western Sahara where a week in the desert should produce multiple sightings. Otherwise it is hard to find.

Serval

Serval

The serval is well known from BBC documentaries showing its amazing jumping prowess. Catching birds in the air isn’t its only skill though, it also has excellent hearing, pinpointing the sounds of the mice in the undergrowth.

Cheetah

Cheetah

There is more to the Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, than just its speed. Lithe and athletic, the cheetah is unique among the cats for its hunting style.

Caracal

Caracal

One of the most beautiful cats, the Caracal (caracal caracal) is more than just a pretty face. It is supremely adaptable and is known for its extreme jumping capability.

Sunda Clouded Leopard

Sunda Clouded Leopard

Also known as the Borneo Clouded Leopard, the Sunda Clouded Leopard once roamed all of the Sunda Islands. Today it is confined to the island of Borneo and has recently been classified as a species in its own right.

Canada Lynx

Canada Lynx

Discover the fascinating world of the Canadian lynx (lynx canadensis) and learn about its habits, habitat, and conservation efforts. Its beautiful thick fur keeps it warm in the winter and the massive paws allow it to walk on snow with ease.

Borneo Bay Cat

Borneo Bay Cat

The Borneo Bay Cat is one of the least well known and least studied of the cats. Its life in the Borneo rainforests is a closely guarded secret and it has rarely been photographed.

Tiger

Tiger

The Tiger needs no introduction. The largest of the cat family is found throughout Asia but the majority of the population is found in India. The conservation efforts of the last years have been most successful in India where some of the national parks are ‘overflowing’ with tigers.

Bobcat

Bobcat

Get up close with the fascinating bobcat (Lynx Rufus) the southern and smaller cousin of the Canadian Lynx. This is one of the easiest cats to see in the wild, especially if you live in the Western US.

Asiatic Golden Cat

Asiatic Golden Cat

Discover the elusive Asiatic Golden Cat (Catopuma temminckii), a remarkable and solitary feline thriving in the dense forests of Southeast Asia. Known for its stunning golden coat and diverse color morphs, this secretive cat plays a crucial role in its ecosystem.

Andean Mountain Cat

Andean Mountain Cat

The Andean Mountain Cat (Leopardus jacobitus), one of the world’s most elusive felines, thrives in the high altitudes of the Andes. Its distinctive silver-grey fur and bushy tail highlight the unique biodiversity and the challenges of conservation in South America’s rugged landscapes.

African Golden Cat

African Golden Cat

The African Golden Cat (Caracal aurata) is a mysterious and captivating species, seldom seen and little understood. Roaming the rainforests of Central and West Africa, its presence is a testament to the rich, yet threatened, tapestry of African wildlife, urging efforts for its preservation.

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