print no two lions share the same
pattern of whiskers.
of lions can number from 4 to 47.
lioness is about to have her cubs
she leaves the pride until her cubs can
conduct 90% of the hunt,Hunting
and domestic duties is the key to pride life.
Live on average 20 years 26 in captivity.
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. Lions have more than 10 other vocalisations apart from roar, these include: growl, meow, grunt and a puff (used in close situations).
Largest Lion in captivity: 806 lbs (366 kg.
Largest Lion found in the wild: 702 lbs (318 kg) and 11 (3.35 m.
Male lions take no intrest in rearing of the young and, on occasion, may even try to kill them.
When lactating, females will allow any cub in their pride to nurse.
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.
Lions can go without food for more than a week.
Lions lose their Manes when they get Injured males tend to Avoid a long-maned rival, who is likely to be an undefeated combatant.
Sometimes Female Lions can develop Manes. such masculine females likely occur when the Embryo is disrupted,either at conception or while in the womb.
The darker the mane, the older the lion.
The lion was once found throughout Africa, Asia and Europe but now exists only in Africa, with one exception. The last remaining Asiatic lions are found in Sasan-Gir national park in India, which was primarily created to protect the species.
The reputed king of the jungle is extinct in Djibouti, Egypt and Eritrea.
The leopard is the most widespread of all big cats.
A leopard can carry dead weight about 2–3 times its own weight up to 5.7 m (19 ft) into 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.
No two leopards have the same markings or colour. In fact each leopard's spots are unique, similar to human fingerprints.
The name "leopard" comes from the Greek word leopardus, which is a combination of leon (lion) and pardus (panther), according to PBS Nature.
Leopard can run at over 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph)
The leopard's spots are called rosettes because they look like roses. A leopards spots may be round or square in shape depending on the region.
Leopards protect their food from other animals by dragging it high up into the trees. A leopard will often leave their prey up in the tree for days and return only when they are hungry!
A male leopard can drag a carcass three times its own weight including small giraffes six metres up at tree.
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.
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.
Cheetahs have between 2,000 and 3,000 spots which help them to camouflage themselves.
The black tear marks below their eyes help to keep the sunlight from blinding them while they hunt.
Cheetahs can purr, but they can't roar.
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
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
half as long as its body.
A Tigers territory can range
from 10 - 30
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: 12ft / 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.
The white spot on the back of Tigers Ears is called an Ocelli.
Tigers are nicer then lions, tigers share their food and males let females and cubs eat first, but Lions will fight to the death over a kill.
Cougar - Mountain Lion - Puma - Catamount
The Puma can be found in 21 of 23 countries in the Americas.Because of the vast range it occupies, it holds the Guinness world record for the animal with the greatest number of names. It has over 40 names in English alone.
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.
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.
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 word jaguar comes from the Native American word Yajuar, which means he who kills with one leap'.
Jaguars rosettes are bigger than thos of leopards, and have a spot in the center.
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.
China holds 60% of the snow leopard population.
The fur on their belly is about 5 inches thick.
The female is about 30% smaller than the male.
Reports of snow leopards attacking or killing humans are unheard of in fact, snow leopards are known to avoid human presence than any other big cat.
An average snow leopard lives between 15 to 18 years of age but some snow leopards bred in captivity are said to have lived up to 21.
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
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
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.