Top 10 Greatest Big Cats

Nicest looking/cutest/most graceful... but most of all the K.I.N.G of the cats
The Top Ten
1 Siberian Tiger The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger population inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East.

Tigers are more aggressive, faster and stronger than Lions pound for pound, they have better coordination and fighting skills, there are plenty of videos that prove this. Most people that are bias in favor of the lion don't take the time out to observe these facts. I am by no means trying to diminish the " King of the Jungle" title from lions, although most lions live in Savannah grasslands, and a more appropriate title would be "King of the African Savannah's" where they live in prides and may be considered superior in that region (since there are no tigers there), but when it comes down to the nitty gritty. The Siberian tiger reigns supreme as "Emperor of the big cats"

Most will say who would win in a fight not because of info and facts, but because they favor one over another. I'm giving the honest answer. I like all cats the same, but in a 1 on 1 fight between at lion and a tiger, the tiger would most likely win. Tigers are bigger and have denser muscles than lions do. A lion's diet consists of wildebeest, zebra, and buffalo. A tiger's diet consists of deer, crocodiles, gaur, and even bears. While the chances of a tiger and lion meeting and face off in a fight, chances are, a tiger would win. Tigers go for the kill quick, while lions pound and pounce. The mane on a lion does protect it, tigers also aim for other vital areas. In some circumstances however, a lion would win. Fights between a tiger and a lion often occurred in Rome, and the tiger won the majority of the time. Lions and tigers are both amazing animals, and please don't think I'm trying to be a jerk to lions, I'm just basing my answer of facts.

2 Lion The lion (Panthera leo) is a large cat of the genus Panthera native to Africa and India. It has a muscular, broad-chested body, short, rounded head, round ears, and a hairy tuft at the end of its tail. It is sexually dimorphic; adult male lions are larger than females and have a prominent mane. It is a social species, forming groups called prides. A lion's pride consists of a few adult males, related... read more

The Tiger is the biggest
The Cheetah is the fastest
The Jaguar is the strongest
The Leopard is the most agile
But the Lion is king.
No other animal commands respect like the lion does. Even against bears and other animals larger than itself, they will submit to the dominance of the lion because the lion acts like it owns the place, because it technically does. In terms of dominance, the lion, unlike any other animal, is unique. This is why the lion is king of the beasts and stated as being the mightiest of all beasts (Proverbs 30:30).

Lions have no chance for an elephant. Despite being called the king of the jungle, we should agree that the elephant is the king. Tigers are also very intelligent and know about elephants so much that they clear the paths for them.

Lions always fight to end and to make some films people need as much as 3-5 tigers vs 1 lion. To make the film called Big Cage they needed 4 Male Bengal tigers and they were beaten one after another. they were definitely males because all of them have balls. Tigers in that film were all beaten and director of Big Cage still didn't see tiger winning. He decided to cut out lion killing, defeating and dominating tigers and not only HE chased that lion into cage but said that it was A tigress who chased lion. This was the biggest lie in history.

Lions have almost no chance to loose with a tiger. A famous tiger EXPERT Kailash Sankhala Story of the Indian tiger 1977 page 119 says a lion would beat a tiger. The tiger MIGHT have a chance to get out of this flair. Tigers because they live in deep jungles they are more flair and can swift out somehow and escape. Lion wouldn't chase it, after 300 yards it will asume dominant posture. As tigers are hevier they are slower. In some fights tiger has only 2-4 hits or bites and they already get beaten. It'll took about 3-5 tigers to defeat a male lion. It IS not true that it is myth that lions are better fighters. Lions fight almost everyday for food. Territory fights are rare because tigers and lions territory can cover almost 130 kilometers squared. Now of cat experts and reporters will always appear lion as a king and champion fighter. Lions have 75-95% chance to dominate Bengal tiger.

3 Cheetah The cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus) is a large cat and native to Africa and central Iran. It is the fastest land animal, estimated to be capable of running at 80 to 128 km/h (50 to 80 mph) with the fastest reliably recorded speeds being 93 and 98 km/h (58 and 61 mph), and as such has several adaptations for speed, including a light build, long thin legs and a long tail. It typically reaches 67–94 cm... read more

I Love Cheetahs! I went to the Brevard zoo yesterday and SAW ONE! I bought a cheetah plush and I'm buying another today cheetahs have always been my favorite animal they're so cute! Unlike tigers and lions... tigers don't have that swiftness and skinny body and the adorable eyes, and lions have that thick mane... although I don't want to be rude to tiger and lion lovers, I think that cheetah should be number one on this list.

Cheetahs are the king of land speed. I even wrote a song called the eye of the cheetah. Cheetahs have a way higher sucsess rate than the big cats.
Tigers are pretty lame cause they are so incredibly slow. I'm gonna make cheetahs win, and when they do, I'm gonna say in your face lion and tiger lovers! Cheetah lovers please vote this comment good.

Graceful. Agile. Intelligent. Quick. I'd rather keep a cheetah than a lion anyday! I mean- if I had the chance to keep a lion I totally would but if I had the chance to choose a cheetah OR a lion I'd choose cheetah! Cheetahs can't roar (which kinda sucks) but they can purr, and they are very friendly. Plus, they lick themselves. How cute is that?

4 Jaguar The jaguar (Panthera onca) is a large cat species and the only living member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas. With a body length of up to 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in) and a weight of up to 158 kg (348 lb), it is the largest cat species in the Americas and the third largest in the world. Its distinctively marked coat features pale yellow to tan colored fur covered by spots that transition to rosettes... read more

Jaguar have the strongest bite of any cat period, they are faster then lions and tigers and the are the best swimmers. Unlike lions who sleep and roll around for 90% of their entire lives, jaguars are more active and are spending their time hunting cooler prey. Crocodiles and anacondas scare lions, but they don't stand a against the fearsome Jaguar. Tigers are endangered which is a shame for a predator with such a cool design, but that just proves jaguars are superior and can go the distance. Also Jaguars may not be faster then cheetahs, but your silly little cheetah would get curve stomped by a Jaguar. Also this is 100% subjective but I think their pattern is the coolest, but that is just my opinion. I hope you people see it my way.

Jaguars are the special forces of the big cats. On the ground, in the water and if you've seen the video of one diving from a river bank, they've got flight in the locker too. They have the stealth and hunting technique of a Tiger, the ingenuity and adaptability of a Leopard, a more detailed coat than a Cheetah and the big balls of a Lion! (Not to mention a bite harder than a hippo! ) From alligator, to anaconda to pretty much anything that roams the Latin American or South American forests, the Jaguar is compact, fast, daring, clever, powerful and is definitely an underrated King of the Cats.

5 Snow Leopard The snow leopard (Panthera uncia), also known as the ounce, is a felid in the genus Panthera native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. It is listed as Vulnerable on the IUCN Red List because the global population is estimated to number fewer than 10,000 mature individuals and is expected to decline about 10% by 2040. It is threatened by poaching and habitat destruction following infrastructural... read more

Ruler of the snowy mountain tops, graceful and agile with excellent balance, beautiful coat for which they were hunted, not to mention the adorable fluffy fur, big feet, and long tail! The Snow Leopard is severely underrated.

Best cat ever you wont see them coming there so stealthy and they could out run, climb, and jump you plus they don't even fear grizzley bears because one bite to the neck and that bear is a goner. That just shows how ruthless these cats are

They are very beautiful creatures and I think snow leopards, black panthers, Amur leopards, African leopards, and clouded leopards should all be grouped in the Leopards category.

6 Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rain-forest to steppe and including arid and mountainous areas; and to run at... read more

They are so cute. This is off topic but I need help. My best friend moved away, and I have had a hard time with it, she never answers to calls and can barely facetime or Skype. But last night my new best friend called me telling me that she was moving to California, just like my other one. I really want to stop her move, and I don't know how and have a feeling I won't change anything. Some one please answer, I will be cheaking this daily for advice. To answer me say: Answer to Leopard lover. Please help me, it would mean a lot.

Answer to leopard lover: Tell her how you feel, and if she does move away give her a note to hang in her room that says "Skype(Your Name)" And make her vow to Skype you everyday! If she misses one night ask her why, it could be either I had a piano recital, and you be like okay, not her fault. But if its something like Oh yeah I got home late and I forgot... you say okay... but then if she misses it periodically then there is something going on. Hope this helps!

7 Puma, Mountain Lion, Cougar

What? How is a cougar 10th? There is without a doubt if all the cats were the same size, the cougar would dominate all cats. Cougars are way better than lynx and bobcats. A bobcat or lynx couldn't kill a wolf but a cougar could easily kill a wolf. I've seen fights between a cougar and a lynx/bobcat and the cougar dominated them. Cougars kill prey bigger for there size. If a cougar were the size of a lion then they would kill the biggest prey. Cougars are also very pretty. There is no denying that.

I love Cougars. When I had to write a report about an endangered animal the first thing that got stuck in my mind was the puma. I just love them. Did you know they have over 40 names in English itself amazing isn't it! In my opinion the puma should have been in eg least 2nd place. They are amazingly cool. I wish these amazing creatures were not endangered, we should be more supportive for them. Cougars are way better than these weird catas like the King Cheetah and the Amur Leopard.
I hope you agree!

8 Amur Leopard Found in the Russian Far East and parts of China, this leopard subspecies is critically endangered with only a few dozen individuals remaining in the wild. It is known for its distinctive spotted coat, which is paler than that of other leopards. It is a solitary animal, mainly preying on deer and small mammals.

I hate poachers. I am a big fan and I love big cats and people are sick and mean and stupid because when found out they will go to jail. People if you have a heart, please vote. This leopard is very beautiful, and no matter what somebody would pay me I wouldn't kill this leopard for nothing, or any big cat for that matter. You would be an angel if you could help it survive. Please vote. It would be so sad if it went extinct.

I really hate poachers. They might get caught for killing wild cat but that does not change the fact that they killed one. I would give away every non-living possession that I have to save a family of wild cats because some humans are cruel to wild cats when they have done nothing against humans. Please help these wild cats in every way you can!

Beautiful, elegant, and wild. These big cats are amazing, and so gorgeous. I hate poachers more than words could say; I mean, I get they need money, but there are only 35 known amur leopards left! I would never in my life, NEVER, harm one of these creatures for any price. Please wish for the best for this beautiful creature.

9 African Cheetah

Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world! It can reach speed upto 120 kmph and that's very amazing!

10 Clouded Leopard Native to the foothills of the Himalayas and parts of China and Southeast Asia, the Clouded Leopard is known for its beautiful cloud-like spots on its coat. It's an agile climber and spends much of its time in trees. It preys on a variety of animals including small mammals and birds.

They are so beautiful; poachers and big-game hunters should be sent to prison. They destroy something irreplaceable, amazing and wonderful, for money and a pelt. I love all cats--pretty much all animals; what is it that makes some people think they have the right to eliminate something so wonderful from the earth?

Clouded leopards are very beautiful and are excellent at climbing trees. They are almost invisible in the trees with their beautiful spots.

I think these are most unique in their pattern and locale. Just see one to fall in love with them.

The Contenders
11 King Cheetah

Yes, having reviewed all big cats, the speed, strength & beauty of this magnificent animal, makes him my favourite!

This animal has beautiful spots AND stripes. Probobly the coolest breed of cheetah, but all cheetahs are cool.

I love the king cheetah! There spots and designs Re beautiful, I love the king cheetah.

12 Bengal Tiger

Some of these Bengal tigers tend to grow even stronger than Siberian tigers! And these things kill CROCODILES as if they were nothing! And my word, they are super-smart and courageous. They can also climb the straightest of trees!

The biggest, baddest, sexiest animal ever! To be respected for its skill and cunning for sure!

It is very beautiful. This is my favorite animal. It is found in sundarbans.It is very hard to spot.
They are the king of kings.

13 Asian Cheetah

Cheetahs are the Fastest Animals. They can reach 200 km/h. Cheetahs are very beautiful.

14 African Leopard

They are good

15 Northwest African Cheetah

This cheetah lives in the Saharan Desert. It is very skinny and has a long, skinny face. It has huge ears.

Cool but weird looking cheetah. Lives in the saharan desert and is very skinny and has big ears.

16 Liger

I like ligers, but the mother needs to be cut open so the baby will come out. Also due to the lack of growth hormones, it will literally grow it self to death, because it is a breed of two animals that would never meet in the wild. So, to conclude, I like ligers, as I said earlier, but it is humans "playing" God by breeding two animals that would never meet, let alone mate, so it causes harm to the mother and the child.
Also, I found out that in a few years, Hercules the liger will weigh about 2,500 lbs.

A liger is actually the largest AND fastest (well... second fastest) cat known. If a liger stand on it's back legs, it could probably stand between 9 feet and 12ft (2.7432m and 3.048m)!

The lion/tiger hybrid. The largest cat on earth.

17 Sumatran Tiger A critically endangered subspecies of tiger, the Sumatran Tiger is native to the Indonesian island of Sumatra. It is the smallest of all tiger subspecies and is distinguished by its thick, dark stripes. Its primary diet includes deer, wild boar, and other large mammals.

Sumatran Tiger has adorably cute babies!

18 Leopon

They are so cute

19 Jaglion

King of the jungle.

20 Persian Leopard

I believe that they are the best, because they are the biggest kind of leopard and also they are living in a challengefull environment

21 Asiatic Lion A subspecies of the lion native to the Gir Forest National Park in India, the Asiatic Lion is critically endangered with only a few hundred individuals remaining. Unlike their African counterparts, Asiatic lions have a smaller mane and a distinct fold of skin along their belly.
22 Indian Leopard The leopard is one of the five "big cats" in the genus Panthera. It is one of the most adaptable and the most widespread big cat; it's secrets being:well camouflaged fur; its opportunistic hunting behaviour, broad diet, and strength to move heavy carcasses into trees; its ability to adapt to various habitats ranging from rain-forest to steppe and including arid and mountainous areas; and to run at speeds up to 58 kilometres per hour (36 mph). The common name "leopard" (pronounced /ˈle-pərd/) is a Greek compound of λέων (leōn) ("lion") and πάρδος (pardos) ("male panther"). It lives throughout Asia (except for North Asia) and Africa, including Indonesia.
23 Sri Lankan Leopard
24 Tigon A hybrid animal resulting from the crossbreeding of a male tiger and a female lion, the Tigon inherits traits from both parents, such as a mane from the lion side and striping from the tiger side. The Tigon's size falls between that of its parent species and they are usually sterile.

A tigon is a crossbred between a lioness and a tiger. Tigons are smaller than tigers (by like, maby 10kg? ) and that means it is brobably falster than a tiger

Strongest cat ever

Never herd of it

25 Smilodon Smilodon was a saber-toothed cat from North and South America that lived 1.5 million to 10,000 years ago. It had a short tail, but very strong legs and paws for catching big prey. It was also 7.2 feet (2.2 meters) from nose to tail. Smilodon's two main front teeth were up to 12 inches (30 centimeters) long. They were very sharp, but quite thin. Smilodon probably used them to stab into its victim, or to slash its flesh and cause gaping wounds so the prey bled to death. Smilodon could open its mouth very wide, ready to strike its prey as though cutting it with a big knife. It may have gone for the throat-to cut the blood vessels and breathing tube.

Oh my gosh. This amazing creature should be in first. I don't care if I have never heard of it. It should be in first. Smilodons are perfect. Enough said.

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