fbpx

10+ Rare Wild Cat Species You Probably Didn’t Know Exist

Felidae is the scientific name of the biological family whose most familiar member is the domestic cat. These highly evolved predators are as beautiful as they are cunning. And did you know that almost all members of this carnivorous family share a genetic anomaly that prevents them from tasting sweetness?

They are all obligate carnivores – they do not simply favor meat, they can’t subsist on anything else. Besides lions, very few cats display any sort of strong social behavior, though some others do hunt together or form loose colonies. Ah ha! So that’s where our kitties get their attitude from!

Something else you may have not known is that while some felines are widely known (like lions, cougars, jaguars, etc.), there are actually 41 known cat species living today – and most of them are as beautiful as they are rare.

#1 Canadian Lynx (Lynx Canadensis)

#2 Sand Cat (Felis Margarita)

#3 Pallas Cat (Otocolobus Manul)

#4 Black-footed Cat (Felis Nigripes)

#5 Caracal (Caracal Caracal)

#6 Clouded Leopard (Neofelis Nebulosa)

#7 Pampas Cat (Leopardus Pajeros)

#8 Jaguarundi

#9 Leopard Cat (Prionailurus Bengalensis)

#10 Fishing Cat (Prionailurus Viverrinus)

Related posts

10+ Pets Who Frequently Take Over Their Owners’ Personal Space

Carolyn Mullet

Woman Hugs Cat No One Would Touch, the Kitty So Happy He Thanks Her with the Sweetest Meow

admin

30+ Photos Of Cats Remake Famous Album Cover, And They Are Better Than The Originals

Carolyn Mullet

Stray Ginger Cat Wanders Into School Classroom And Decides To Become A Student

vulq

10+ Times Cats Cracked Us Up

vulq

10+ Photos That Prove Animals Have The Purest Souls Of The World

Carolyn Mullet

23 Warm Photos That Show Why We Love Cats So Much

vulq

10+ People Living With More Than 3 Pets Reveal What It’s Like, And It’s Hilarious

vulq

Curly Cats Are The Internet’s Latest Obsession, And They All Descended From One Shelter Kitten

Carolyn Mullet

10+ Photos Of Animals Who Hit The Genetics Jackpot

vulq

Kitty Grows Up Hugging His Human Every Day, Won’t Stop Even After Becoming A GIANT

vulq

10 Hilarious And Cute Short Comics That Portray The Common Problems Of Dog Owners

vulq