“Wild Whiskers: 27 Untamed Facts About Big and Small Cats”



Cheetahs can’t roar. They can only meow because of the absence of the hyoid bone in their neck.

2Bornean Bay Cat

Bornean Bay Cat

The Bornean Bay Cat is one of the rarest wild cats in the world. Only 12 specimens have been studied between the years of 1874 and 2002, and the species was never caught on film until 2009.

3Clouded Leopard

Clouded Leopard

The Clouded Leopard has the largest canine teeth-to-body ratio of any cat, and is referred to as "the modern saber-tooth."



A toothless geriatric lion named Frasier successfully sired 35 cubs after lionesses turned down countless healthy males before him.

5Lynx cats

Lynx cats

Lynx cats became extinct in Britain approximately 1,300 years ago and there are serious plans now to re-introduce them into the wild.

6Tiger Bone Wine

Tiger Bone Wine

Tigers in China are bred in captivity. Those in captivity far outnumber the amount of wild tigers, as tigresses are made to produce cubs at 3 times their natural rate by weaning cubs off to pigs and dogs. They are bred to produce tiger bone wine.

7Amazon wildcat

Amazon wildcat

The Amazonian Margay wildcat has the uncanny ability to mimic the distress call of a baby monkey to lure adult monkeys to its doom.

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8Black panther

Black panther

The black panther is not a species but a melanistic (opposite to albinistic) jaguar or leopard.



A jaguar’s primary killing canine teeth have nerves that help find the perfect point to clamp down to maximize killing effectiveness.

10Puma concolor

Puma concolor

The cougar, mountain lion, puma, panther, and catamount are all actually the same cat, the Puma concolor.

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