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Lion


The muzzle of a lion is like a finger
print no two lions share the same pattern of whiskers.

A pride of lions can number from 4 to 47.

When a lioness is about to have her cubs
she leaves the pride until her cubs can walk.

Lioness conduct 90% of the hunt,Hunting
and domestic duties is the key to pride life.

Lions Live on average 20 years 26 in captivity.

A Lions roar can be heard for up to 5 miles.

Male Lions are 25% larger then the Females

Lions spend 20 or more hours a day resting

Lions are poor tree climbers but
they can jump up to 36 feet high.

Lions can run 37 mph.

A Lions Roar Can Reach 114 Decibels.

A lions territory is determined by the
size of the pride an the availability
of prey and water.

The sound of a Lions roar is 25 times louder than a gas lawn mower.

The lions canine teeth are
about 60 millimeters long.

Lions are the only feline with tuffs
at the end of their tails.

Mane hairs on male Lions are
up to 16 cm 6.3 inch long.

The lions mane makes his body appear larger and more
impressive than it really is,Which helps attract females
at mating time and frighten off rival males.

Lions can be aged from the color of their noses
Young lions have pink noses which gradually become
more pigmented and eventually turn black after about eight years.

A Single Lion needs about 10 - 20 Large Animales a year
to sustain it in the wild.

Lion`s can`t Roar Until they reach 2yr`s Old

Largest Lion in captivity: 806 lbs (366 kg.

Largest Lion found in the wild: 702 lbs (318 kg) and 11Œ (3.35 m.

Male lions take no intrest in rearing of the young
and, on occasion, may even try to kill them.

Lions kill only when hungry,Their prey can usually sense
if they are out to kill and if they are not, will offten
ignore lions wandering close to them.


Leopard


The leopard is the most widespread of all big cats.

The strongest climber among the big cats
A leopard can carry prey twice its weight up a tree.

Leopards are found through out Africa but not in the Sahara.

A Leopard likes to drink daily
But could go a month without water.

Each Leopard can be Identified by
its unique pattern of spots.

Black leopards called black panthers, were once regarded as a
separate species, but they are now considered true leopards
Although they are black, their rosettes of spots are still
faintly visible, and sometimes they are even born into the same litter as common leopards


Cheetah


Cheetahs can run up to 70 mph.

Cheetahs are the only cat that can`t retract it`s claws.

Cheetahs were once raced against greyhounds.

Cheetahs favorite prey are Thompson`s gazzelle

Cheetahs top speed 70 mph in 2-3
Seconds can maintain speed for 1000 feet.

After any chase, A Cheetah must rest for About
30 minutes During this time the cheetah is almost defenseless.

With each stride a Cheetah can
cover 23 to 26 feet.

The cheetah was trained by man for hunting
as long ago as 3000 B.C.

The eyes of all cats but the Cheetah have pupils that close to a Vertical slit.
The cheetah has close to a circle pupil. This helps keep out bright light
an allow for sharper focus and grrreater death of field.


Tiger


An average tiger litter consists of three cubs.

There is eight subspecies of tigers reconized today.

Tigers have striped skin,not just striped fur.

There are three subspecies of Tigers that are extinc
the Bali tiger,Javan tiger and the Caspian tiger.

A tigress becomes sexually mature at three
to four years old.

The sumatran tiger has the most stripes of
all the tiger subspecies,and the siberian
tiger has the fewest stripes.

A tigers paw prints are called pug marks.

A tigers sense of smell is poor.

Tigers occupy a range from Soviet Union and
Iran,through India,China,southeast Asia,Malaysia
and Indonesia.

In a good leap,a tiger can cover more than 30 feet.

The Siberian Tiger needs to eat over
20 pounds of meat a day to sustainitself
in the cold climate.It is capable of eating
over 100 pounds of meat in one sitting.

A Tigers paw prints are called pug marks
A tigers forefeet have five toes and the hind feet
have four toes.All toes have claws.The Claws are
80 to 100 mm in length.

The length of a tigers canine teeth
can be between 74.5 to 90mm.

Tigers, unlike many other cats, often eat meat
that has begun to putrefy.

A Tigers tail is 3 to 4 foot long
about half as long as its body.

A Tigers territory can range
from 10 - 30 sqare miles

The heaviest Tiger recorded in the
Guinness Book of World Records is a
1,025 pound male Siberian Tiger.

The Siberian Tiger, A cousin of the
Bengal Tiger, is the world's largest cat.

On average.Tigers weigh 15 to 20 percent
more then African Lions,The second largest feline species
The very largest of tigers exceed the largest
lions in size by even greater percentages

The bengal tigers roar can be heard 2 miles away.

Bengal Tigers purr, domestic cats
purr when breathing in as well as out
Tigers purr only when breathing out.

A Tiger Cub will make it`s first
Kill around 18 months of age.

Amur Tigers have a thick fur coat and a layer of fat up to
2" thick on their belly and flanks that help
them tolerate temperatures as low as negative 45 degrees.

Amur Baby tigers gain approximately 100 grams per day
Adult Males weighs an average of 425 lbs. Females average 350 lbs.

Adult Tigers have 30 Teeth.

Tiger cubs can stay with their
Mother for up to 2-3 years.

In about 100 years Only 12 White Tigers
have been seen in the wild of India.

Largest Siberian Tiger found in the wild: 845 lbs/ 384 kg.

Longest Siberian Tiger found in the wild: 12ft/ 3.9 m.

Largest Bengal Tiger found in the wild: 857 lbs/ 389 kg.
3.22 m 10 ft 7 in between pegs (3.37 m 11ft over the curves.

The largest tiger ever held in captivity, and the heaviest natural big cat on record
is a nine-year-old male Siberian named Jaipur owned by animal trainer
Joan Byron-Marasek of Clarksburg, New Jersey, USA.
This tiger measured 3.32 m 10ft 11in in total
length and weiged 423 kg 932 lb in October 1986.

One Siberian tiger traveled 620 miles in 22 days in search of food.

Tiger's forehead has a marking which resembles the Chinese
character 王, which means "king". Consequently, many cartoon depictions
of tigers in China and Korea are drawn with 王 on their forehead.


Cougar - Mountain Lion - Puma - Catamount


The mountain lion is found over wider range
than any other mammal in the western hemisphere
except for man.

They pounce so violently that it can drag its
prey 20 feet along the ground.

A mountain lions tail is used for balancing.

Mountain lions are one of the most
widely distributed of mammals.

Cougars are champion jumpers among cats,
able to execute a 30 ft standing broad jump or
an 18 ft jump straight up the face of a cliff.

A cougar from a suitable vantage point can drop
65 ft to the ground with out injuring itself.

Cougar Cubs weigh "1lb" at birth,But
by one year of age they are 60-90 pounds.

A Cougar in the 100 meters
can run 45 mph in 4.7 seconds.


Jaguar


Jaguars rang from sothern Arizona and New Mexico
to lower Patagonia.

Like tigers, Jaguars sometimes spend the
heat of the day half-submerged in a stream.

The Jaguars produces the most powerful
bite of any of the big cats.

The name "jaguar" comes from a Native American word meaning "he who kills with one leap.


Snow Leopard


A snow leopard can leap up to 50 feet.

A Snow Leopards tail is
90% of it`s body length.

The Snow Leopard is slightly smaller than the leopard
it`s dense fur makes it look larger.


Other Cat Facts


All the big cats, including lions and tigers,
react to catnip just the way our little cats do. In fact,
some zoos give their big cats catnip as part of
a general program of environmental enrichment.

The larger a Cat the
larger its homerang is.

Clouded Leopards have the longest
canine teeth of any living cat.

Big cats roar about 50 times in 90-second bouts.

Cats were first domesticated about
4,000 years ago by the Egyptians,Who
worshiped felines.

Ligers and Tigons are *man made* since lions
and tigers don`t mate in the wild
A liger has a male lion father and female tiger mother
Tigons are the reverse. Male tiger,female lion.

A cat uses its whiskers to determine
if a space is too small to squeeze through.

Cats have over 100 vocal sounds
Dogs only have 10.






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