The Cheetah is a tall and elegant cat in appearance. Large chest, narrow waist, long thin legs, and a slim well muscled build this animal was definitely made for speed. The Cheetahs coat varies from a tawny to golden tone covered in a pattern of solid black spots averaging .75″-1.5″ in diameter.
The cougar (Puma concolor), also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas. Its range, from the Canadian Yukon to the southern Andes of South America, is the most widespread of any large wild terrestrial mammal in the Western Hemisphere.
What is Big Cat Rescue doing for the Jaguar? We participated in an AZA sanctioned study by being the only facility to provide tracking information via detailed photos and casts of paw prints from our captive South American Pumas so that they could be discerned from jaguar tracks in Costa Rica.
Want a breed with the looks of a leopard and the demeanor of a domestic cat? Look no further than the Bengal, a breed that was developed by crossing small Asian Leopard Cats with domestic cats. Bengals have stunning coats that come in many striking patterns: rosettes, spots or even marbled, where one or more colors swirl into his coat's background color.
Felid TAG recommendation: Snow leopard (Pantherinae Uncia uncia). This species has functioned well with a target population of 200 animals. In addition to having a large founder base, new founders are available from captive sources in Europe and range-country zoos.
Here are 10 large cat breeds that you should check out: Maine Coon The Maine Coon is the biggest, most cuddly domesticated cat, says Dr. Mike Boling, a veterinarian at West Loop Veterinary Care in Chicago, Illinois. According to Dr. Boling, these cats can weigh around 25 pounds. "For a cat, they're huge," he says.