There are a few big differences between house cats and wild or big cats.
One is big cats have round eyes; house cats have slits for their pupils.
The biggest difference is in size wild cats are much larger than house cats.
Lastly, house cats have been bred to live inside with humans; wild cats need to live in the wild where they can hunt.
Cougars, also known as mountain lions, are probably one of the best known local predators in the places like the United States of America. As one of the very few big cats in North America, the cougar sort of inhabits a special place in American and other cultures.
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The majestic Cederberg mountains in the Western Cape region of South Africa are home to the elusive Cape Mountain Leopard. But for how long? The population has been decimated over centuries by human enemies and the survival of these glorious and mysterious cats is in jeopardy. Thanks to zoologist Quinton Martins and his Cape Leopard Trust, there may just be hope that the species will survive.
Lions are big cats. They have tawny fur. Tawny means yellowish brown in color. Some lions have white fur on their stomachs and some lions have tawny fur on their stomachs. There are also a few lions that are all white. Lions also have a long tail. Their tail ends in a ball of fur. Scientists call the ball a tuft. The tuft on most lions is black. Learn about lions in this fun, 15-minute book.
Tigers have always been fascinating animals to watch. Perhaps it is the way that they quietly stalk their prey, as they gracefully move through the tall grass. Or maybe it is the long leaps they take when they pounce on their victim.