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Follow the underlined links to the glossaryThe Cat Family
The Cat Family is made up of 35 of the most carnivorous of the carnivores. They feed almost totally on vertebrates. The cats are divided into big and small cats. Small cats can purr, but cannot roar. Big cats can roar but cannot purr.
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Click on the button below to see what I look likeThe Lion
Lionslive in groups, called "prides."These prides have up to 25 lions in them. The lion is know as the “King of the Beasts” because of its great strength. The females do most of the hunting. The male protects the territory. Lions are nocturnal (more active at night). They live for about 16 years in the wild. They have 1 to 4 cubs (baby lions).
Lions hunt antelopes, zebra, giraffes, buffalo and other large, herding animals.
Lions live on grassy plains (savannas) in Africa and in some parts of India.
Click on the button below to see what tigers look likeThe Tiger
Tigershave excellent eyesight and hunt prey mostly at night. Tigers like to live alone. Unlike most cats, tigers like the water and are good swimmers. Tigers live for about 13 years.
Tigers are carnivores and eat badgers, rabbits, boars, deer and wild cattle.
Tigers live in Asia.
Click on the button below to see what cheetahs look likeThe Cheetah
Cheetahsare the fastest land animal. They can run up to 100 km per hour when they are hunting. Cheetahs are shy and are not very sociable with each other.They live for about 8 years in the wild; in zoos, they have a life span of about 10 years. Cheetahs are an endangered species. Cubs (baby cheetahs) have dark fur and are born blind.
They eat animals like impalas, gazelles, rabbits, birds, and other small animals.
Cheetahs live in Africa and South western Asia in grasslands and savannas.
Click on the button below to see what leopards look likeThe Leopard
There are more than 20 different types of leopard in the world. The leopard is at home in woodlands, lowland forests and mountain heights. The leopard cubs stay with their mother until they are about 2 years old. They live to between 15 and 20 years old.
They eat animals like insects, rodents, giraffes and buffalo
Leopards live in Africa.
Click on the button below to see what panthers look likeThe Panther
Panthersare also known as Pumas, Cougars or Mountain Lions. They live in mountains, forests and swamps and finds shelter in caves, rocks, bushes and thick undergrowth. These cats have long sharp teeth for holding onto prey and cutting meat. They are excellent jumpers, climbers and swimmers.
They eat deer, elk, moose, birds and smaller animals like beaver, rabbit and squirrel.
Panthers live in Canada, USA and South America.
Pale patch above each eye
Small rounded ears
Plain fur with markings. The colour depends upon where it lives
Lighter fur on belly
Long retractable claws
Long tail with black tip
Adults may be more than 2.4 metres from nose to tip of tail. Males weigh 67 to 100 kg and females 40 to 50 kg.
Click on the button below to see what pet cats look likeThe Domestic Cat
There are lots of different types of domestic cats. Cats can run about 30 miles per hour. Adult cats have 30 teeth. Purring does not always mean that a cat is happy as cats will also purr loudly when they are stressed or in pain. They live up to 16 or more years of age.
Domestic cats generally prefer canned food because it is like fresh meat in smell and taste. Cats must have some meat in their diet to
They live all over the world in people’s homes.
Soft fur which has different colouring depending on the type of domestic cat
Eyes with vertical pupils
Sharp pointy teeth
Retractable claws and padded feet
The skeleton of a domestic or pet cat has about 250 bones. They weigh 2.7 kg to 7 kg and are about 20 to 25 cm tall.
Endangered speciesanimals that are in danger of dying out
Felinemember of the cat family
Prey animals which are hunted
Retractable come out when needed but can be
‘put away’ when not being used
Sensory has feeling, helps it to be aware of
Territory land around the home
Vertebratesanimals with backbones
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Savannashot,drygrasslandwith a few trees
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Enchanted Learning cat files:
The British Big Cats Society:
These pages are from the Natural History Museum and are an interactive investigation of their research into a skull found on Bodmin Moor. Can you correctly identify it?
The Tiger Information Centre. Click on the 'kids' section for Tiger Facts, puzzles and games:www.5tigers.org
The BBC's Really Wild Zone is designed for young children, with information on all kinds of wild animals, plus video clips and games:www.bbc.co.uk/nature
International Snow Leopard Trust has many facts about this endangered cat, plus slide shows and video clips:www.snowleopard.org