A large family
Actually differences feline especially in size, and in color or pattern.
The form of head, the body and the legs, to everything you can see that it is one large family. They have a wide, flattened skull and a short, rounded nose.
They all silently stalking their prey.
They do that very concentrated; they follow every move of the bird, the mouse or the hoof animal that they target. At the right time is the cat in the attack over.
The prey is bitten to death first and only then being nibbled.
So does our House cat that with mice, Blackbirds and sparrows, and the lion with zebras, wildebeest or antelope.
Large and small cats
The House cat, the wild cat, the lynx and the forest CAT are examples of the small cats.
The Cougar remit, even though he is big. Small cats can purr. If they are satisfied they make a whirring sound when inhaling and exhaling.
The Leopard, Tiger, Lion, jaguar and Cheetah (Cheetah) are part of the big cats.
Big cats not spinning.
They purr sometimes when exhaling. Big cats ROAR, that do small cats do not.
Cats are found in all parts of the world, except in Australia.
Live there only the domestic cat that ever there by people.
Some feline as the Javanese and Balinese Tiger, are already extinct at all!
That's why there are so many promotions for feline.
WWF puts most actions.
Take care of our nature.
Scientific name: Panthera Tigris Altaica
English name: Siberian Tiger
Food: Red Deer, Deer, wild Goats, wild Boar, Moose, Lynx, Bears; includes smaller Prey Animals.
Life expectancy: about 15 years
Length: male 2.7 – 3.8, the female is smaller
Weight: 250 – 280 kg
Scientific name: Panthera Tigris Sumatrae
English name: Sumatran Tiger
Food: Boar, Deer, Buffalo.
Size: up to 5 ft.
The Sumatran tiger is a lot smaller than the Siberian Tiger. By hunting they are very rare.
Scientific name: Panthera Tigris
English name: Bengal Tiger
Origin: India, Bangladesh, Burma, Nepal.
Food: Axis Deer, Monkey
Age: 15 years.
Size: shoulder height approx. 91 cm. Length 2.7-3.1 meters.
Weight: 180-260 pounds.
In 1900, the tiger population of India on 40,000-50,000 estimated.
Until 1972 this number dropped dramatically to 1850 copies.
By a well protection program, there are now some 4000 Tigers.
Scientific name: Lynx
English name: Eurasian Lynx
Origin: Eurasia and North America
Food: Hares, Rabbits, small Deer and Birds.
Size: 85-110 cm., tail 20 cm.
The ordinary lynx is also called los. Lynxes hunt just meters behind their prey with.
If they are able to obtain him or not they let the prey.
They are often at a higher point, a fallen tree or rock, to wait for a prey animal comes along. From there he then pounces its prey.
Scientific name: Lynx Pardinus
English name: Iberian lynx, lynx Spanish.
Origin: Pyrenees Europe
Food: Rabbits and Deer.
Age: under 18.
Weight: 12.8 pounds.
The species used is slightly smaller than the ordinary lynx.
It is found in Europe and lives almost complete by rabbits.
He eats about a rabbit per day.
Scientific name: Lynx Rufus
English name: Bobcat
Origin: North America
Food: Hares, Rabbits, Rodents.
Size: 65-95 cm., tail 13-19 cm.
The Red lynx lives in the US and is there called bobcat.
He can live at high altitudes, they have been observed at 4000 meters high.
They often use caves as hiding places.
Scientific name: Panthera Leo
English name: Lion
Origin: African grass plain and desert. Some in India.
Food: Antelopes, Gazelles, Wildebeests and Zebras, Nodule boar.
Age: 15-24 years.
Size: 2.4-3.3 meters.
Weight: 122-240 pounds.
The lion is known as the King of the animals.
Strong jaws and powerful claws in combination with a sharp hearing and vision, make him a real Hunter.
There is a big difference between males and females.
First, the male lion is larger, but has also long mane.
The female lions are hunting and the males guard the territory.
Lionesses hunting common in groups.
A male lion has a day about 7 pounds of meat and a female about 5 pounds.
Lions live in troops.
Typically, such a junk from 4 up to 12 adult lionesses, their boy and 1 to 6 males.
Scientific name: Panthera Pardus
English name: Leopard
Origin: Africa and southern Asia
Food: Antelope, Deer, Lizards, Birds and Monkeys.
Age: 10-20 yrs.
Size: M 1.3-1.9 m, V 1.1-1.4 m.
Weight: M 45-85 kg, V 35-50 kg
The Panther is also called Leopard.
It is found in wooded areas in virtually all of Africa and southern Asia.
Leopards hunt mainly at night and sneaking in quietly to their prey after which they then pounce.
Sometimes they jump from a tree on their victim.
Scientific name: Acinonyx Jabatus
English name: Cheetah
Origin: large parts of Africa
Food: Hare, Impala, Gazelles, young Nodule boars.
Age: 12 years
Size: 1.12-1.35 meters
Weight: 39-65 km
Cheetahs are known as the fastest animal in the world.
He can achieve speeds of 110-120 km per hour.
The Cheetah is completely built on speed.
He is small and light.
Cheetahs are very aggressive.
In fighting between males often to death.
Cheetahs hunt often in the middle of the day as other hunters are asleep.
Earlier, the Egyptians and the Assyrian used to aid in hunting, precisely because they were so easy to tame.
The Cheetah was blindfolded and brought to the hunting area.
He had learned to associate this blindfolds with food.
As the blindfold was removed, the Cheetah went hunting and brought the prey to his supervisor.
As a reward he then got himself a piece of meat.
Like so recommended n bird of prey.
Scientific name: Panthera Onca
English name: Jaguar
Origin: Central and South America
Food: Deer, Common Agouti, Peccaries’ and Capybaras
Age: 10-20 yrs.
Size: up to 2.1 meters.
Weight: up to 110 kg
Jaguars are a lot like Panthers.
However, they are more heavily built and what the spots are what else.
They can climb and swim well, and also regularly hunt in shallow water.
It is the largest feline of America, where they are found especially in the rain-forests.