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, and there are plenty of videos that prove this. Most people who are biased in favor of the lion don't take the time 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. A more appropriate title would be "King of the African Savannah" 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."

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... 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. 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).

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... 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 one today. Cheetahs have always been my favorite animal. They're so cute!

Unlike tigers and lions, tigers don't have the swiftness and slim body, and they lack the adorable eyes. Lions have that thick mane. Although I don't want to be rude to tiger and lion lovers, I think that cheetahs should be number one on this list.

Cheetahs are the kings of land speed. I even wrote a song called The Eye of the Cheetah. Cheetahs have a much higher success rate than other big cats. Tigers are pretty lame because they are so incredibly slow.

I'm going to make sure cheetahs win, and when they do, I'm going to say in your face to lion and tiger lovers! Cheetah lovers, please vote this comment as good.

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... read more

I've never understood why people are so prone to overrating lions. They have some of the weakest jaws for their size of any big cat.

Bite force of Lion: 600-900 psi
Bite force of Tiger: 1,000-1,300 psi
Bite force of Jaguar: 1,500-1,800 psi

Just thought I'd clarify.

Jaguars have the strongest bite of any cat, period. They are faster than lions and tigers and are the best swimmers. Unlike lions, who sleep and roll around for 90% of their lives, jaguars are more active, spending their time hunting cooler prey.

Crocodiles and anacondas scare lions, but they don't stand a chance against the fearsome jaguar. Tigers are endangered, which is a shame for a predator with such a cool design. That just proves jaguars are superior and can go the distance. Jaguars may not be faster than cheetahs, but a cheetah would get completely overpowered by a jaguar.

This is 100% subjective, but I think their pattern is the coolest. That's just my opinion. I hope you people see it my way.

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... read more

Ever watched the first Planet Earth series? They filmed a snow leopard hunting. The way it could sprint across such uneven terrain so quickly and with such elite balance shows just how remarkable these animals are.

Ruler of the snowy mountaintops, 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.

The best cat ever. You won't see them coming. They're so stealthy. They could outrun, climb, and jump you, plus they don't even fear grizzly bears because one bite to the neck, and that bear is a goner.

That just shows how ruthless these cats are.

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... read more

Leopards are graceful tree-climbers, not only great cats because of being kings of the trees. They rule both ground and trees! They are worthy of being kings just like tigers!

They must be strong to haul twice their body weight up a tree. Don't you think?

Please help. I feel bad because nobody really cares about the leopard anymore, mostly tigers. There are 500 Amur tigers and only 37 Amur leopards. It's just insane. If people don't do something, they might become extinct!

Leopards are the stealthiest animals I can think of, and they can climb extremely high trees. As for lions, they need to hunt together to be successful and find it hard to be independent.

Because leopards are so stealthy, they catch more of their prey than lions, who have too much pride and are too rough.

7 Puma, Mountain Lion, Cougar

What? How is a cougar 10th? There is no 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 or bobcat, and the cougar dominated them. Cougars kill prey bigger for their 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 alone? Amazing, isn't it! In my opinion, the puma should have been at least in 2nd place. They are amazingly cool. I wish these amazing creatures were not endangered. We should be more supportive of them.

Cougars are way better than these other cats, 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... read more

I don't know why humans keep killing the Amur leopard. They really don't care about what the animals need instead of what they need. They are really careless.

If you poach, I'm your leopards are great animals. They are beautiful. Why do humans keep killing them?

Beautiful, elegant, and wild. These big cats are amazing and so gorgeous. I hate poachers more than words can say. I mean, I understand 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

The cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world! It can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h, 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.

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 the most unique in their pattern and locale. Just see one to fall in love with them.

There's nothing to add. I cannot understand how someone could not fall in love with them.

The Contenders
11 King Cheetah

Yes, having reviewed all big cats, the speed, strength, and beauty of this magnificent animal make him my favorite!

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

I love the king cheetah! Their spots and designs are beautiful. I love the king cheetah.

12 Bengal Tiger

Some of these Bengal tigers tend to grow even stronger than Siberian tigers! They kill crocodiles as if they were nothing. 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 the Sundarbans. It is very hard to spot. They are the king of kings.

13 Asian Cheetah
14 African Leopard
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 with big ears.

16 Liger

I like ligers, but the mother needs to be cut open so the baby can come out. Also, due to the lack of growth inhibitors, it will literally grow itself to death. This is 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 breeding them is akin to humans "playing" God. This practice causes harm to both the mother and the child by breeding two animals that would never naturally meet or mate. Additionally, I found out that in a few years, Hercules the liger will weigh about 2,500 lbs.

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

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 tigers have adorably cute babies!

18 Leopon
19 Jaglion
20 Persian Leopard

I believe that they are the best because they are the biggest kind of leopard, and they also live in a challenging 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... read more
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.

Why vote for a tiger when you could vote for a tigon?

A tigon is a crossbreed between a lioness and a tiger. Tigons are smaller than tigers by about 10 kg, and that means they are probably faster than a tiger.

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... read more

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

It's a sabre-toothed tiger! Vote for it or you'll find it in a dark alley on Friday the 13th and it will destroy you!

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