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 tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

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.

I always start things like this by pointing out that I love both Lions and Tigers, both are amazing. But to me the fact that anyone could consider who would win in a fight a debate. The sad truth is we don't need to just debate man has done the unthinkable and unforgivable act of actually putting it into action, and not just a few times. There are many instances on record, most famously the Romans often had them fight to the death for entertainment. What they have shown is that it was never really a debate. As that requires two opposing sides with at least a similar chance at winning. But the records show it was no contest, The Tiger won against a Lion in some 95% of the fights. If you get down to it this makes since... A Male Tiger can way anywhere from 50-200 lbs (even more for Siberian) than a Male Lion while the Tiger is slightly shorter at the shoulder. With 25% larger paws and claws, and canines twice as long as a Lion. With forearms nearly twice as thick and a 12% stronger ...more

I LOVE tigers, and I'm well known around my school for it. With a gorgeous flame coloured and white pelt sliced by jet black and brown stripes, piercing amber eyes, and a mighty 2 mile long roar, tigers are not only the largest cats, but are well respected and feared, and are the subjects of many songs, poems, prayers and tales. No wonder they're symbols of strength, royalty and power. The lion may go by the name "king of the jungle", but that's a lie, they don't even LIVE in the jungle. Tigers, on the other paw, are top of the natural food chain wherever they may be, only competing with the worlds deadliest creatures... humans. They're even strong enough to take down a full grown water buffalo while swimming! We need to help these magnificent felines, because if they're gone, the jungle ecosystem will be brought down to it's knees.

2 Lion The lion is one of the big cats in the genus Panthera and a member of the family Felidae. The commonly used term African lion collectively denotes the several subspecies in Africa.

Lions are truly majestic. They are capable of bringing down prey on their own. In Africa, animals are huge, much bigger tgan animals in any other continent, the biggest elephants, the biggest crocodiles, the biggest apes, the biggest cats, the biggest and fastest animals, etc. And akso hunting in Africa is harder than hunting in Asia because jungles provide good foilage. Male lions 0can run at speeds up to 80kmph, and rank 3rd on the list of fastest land animals. And they are not as lazy as u think because they have keep watch for other lions and fend them off. And also the animals in Africa are persistent and the herbivores wont go down without a fight, so every hunt is difficult, but still they are in the top 5 most successful predators on earth. So lions are definitely more superior than other big cats

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 ...more

Lions have a mass ranging between 140-225 kg. Tigers have a mass ranging between 90-300 kg. So the average mass of a lion an tiger is nearly equal. Second thing is the body design and muscles, so have we guys ever looked at tiger. They live in cold ares, there furs are too much taller than lion's fur. So it's a common misconception that tiger has more masculine body than lion's. Body difference is 10-15 %. Lions also swim at the time when they hunt when their prey is near water or to the crocodiles. Lions and tigers are the best at their own. So it's a TIE (lion=tiger)

Full grown male lions at the shoulder are about 4 feet in height, way bigger than your average tiger. Also male lions are born to fight, the lionesses in the pride do the hunting the males job is to protect the pride. Which means they are literally born to fight, its what they are built for. Not hunting, not stalking, just fighting. And if this top ten list is talking about the greatest big cat, in the fighting department, the lion would win every time.

3 Cheetah The cheetah, also known as the hunting leopard, is a big cat that occurs mainly in eastern and southern Africa and a few parts of Iran. The cheetah is the fastest land animal, able to run up to 75 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in just 3 seconds

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.

I'm glad I picked this one because someone putted a lot of words and detail but they said they love all big cats and animals which is my comment! As I was saying I'm keeping as a pet lions, tigers, panthers, jaguars, leopards, cheetahs and lots lots lots lots more so you better watch your words animals are in my blood because there cute, playful, funny, clean and their very INteresting to watch and play with and I had been searching and watched plus talked about animals all my life and a zillions of animals are going to kiss huge and play with me all the time and I will never ignor and leave them by my side and one day I asked god that I wanna be the queen of mother nature because I'm going to protect feed play and give them lots of love no one loves animals more than me have a nice day P. S I bet animals will attack and hate you1!

Cheetahs aren’t big cats so why are they on the list? Also you can’t make this list because there are only 5 big cats. Snow leopards, lions, tigers, and jaguars.

This should be number one! I love cheetahs. They run fast—like me XD—they have a cool pattern...they’re just super cool and should be number one.

—Amberlight the Flesh-Ripper

4 Jaguar The jaguar is a wild cat species and the only extant member of the genus Panthera native to the Americas.

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.

The Jaguar doesn't drag it's prey into trees like the Leopard because it has no challengers in its region. It kills by crushing through the skull or spine with the strongest bite force of any big cat. It swims all the time and very efficiently due to the many waterways in its region. The Jaguar is only the third largest big cat and is significantly smarter and more cunning than lions. They kill fully grown crocodiles as well. Look up some Jaguar crocodile videos on YouTube. See the greatness!

Jaguar is the number three cat. It's got the strongest bite force of any land mammal and is smarter than both a lion and tiger. However, while they are the third largest cat in the world, they're significantly smaller than both the lion and tiger, and while they do take down anacondas and kaiman, which is quite impressive, tigers take down fully grown bears and crocodiles far larger than kaiman. So, simply due to it's hundreds of pounds size disadvantage I'd say the lion and certainly the tiger are on top.

Exactly, they have the greatest pound for poung out off all the big cats in the world they are so elisive and the are so amazing at swimming, yah they don't take their kills into trees like the leoard that's because nothing is brave enough to take them on if tou say a lion will look on YouTube jaguar kills lion and if you say a tiger well your wrong because the jaguar is faster stronger and a whole lot more smarter just because they are elusive does not mean that they are not that cool

5 Snow Leopard The snow leopard is a large cat native to the mountain ranges of Central and South Asia. The name "Snow Leopard" is due to its white fur, and the black spots dotted over it.

Hey guys, the DA BEST ANIMALS IN THE WHOLE WIDE UNIVERSE! Kid. I just wanna say that more people should vote for snow leopards. And can you guys stop with your morbid comments about these guys leaving us? Tip of the week: Only press the vote button for snow leopard, then push save votes, then add a nice comment, then tell me something because we are all co-presidents of the snow leopard fan club, right,team? 3--2--1--GO SNOW LEOPARDS! Over and out, Isaiah.

These cats are completely underrated and sadly they'll be gone soon :(
I hope I never forget this amazing animal...I'm doing everything to save them, but I'm not very hopeful. I believe they'll be leaving us before we know :(

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

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.

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!

Leopards are the stealthiest animals I could think of and they can climb in extremely high trees, as for lions they need to hunt together to be succesfull and find it hard to be independent. Because leopards are so stealthy they catch more of there prey than lions who have to much pride and are to rough

I LOVE leopards! It's funny how everyone is all about tiger vs lion when I think leopards are the best. They are beautiful and they are much better survivors and they are the smartest of the big cats.

7 Puma, Mountain Lion, Cougar

I love both cougars and dogs and it was amazing when I heard that a dog named Angel saved a tween from a mountain lion. I saw the video of the same dog getting treated for its injuries and I thought "Poor dog, such a hero" but when I looked in the comment section I was thinking "Why couldn't the mountain lion have eaten the commenters and not the dog" Penny (a commenter) doesn't have to hate cougars just because they attack dogs, cause they gotta survive as well. I don't want to hear anything from Penny nor Yeoh Mei Lian and they should've been the victims of the cougar, not the boy or the hero dog.

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!

I think the cougar stands out against all the other cats since firstly, it belongs neither to the big cats nor to the small ones, therefore, the cougar is unique. Secondly, it is capable of purring and meowing, a fact that let them be seen as cute, at least cuter than the big cats.

8 Amur Leopard

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.

People who kill, injure, make others suffer mentally, physically or emotionally- no matter man, animal, plant nor insect- don’t deserve to right to be called a human being.

9 Clouded Leopard

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.

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

10 King Cheetah

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

! I think that they should be in first place because of there beautiful stripes! You should vote for them

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.

The Contenders
11 African Cheetah

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

Cheetah is the fastest animal on earth. It can reach up to 200 km/h

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!

They are the biggest and more powerful cat in the world plus they are my favorite too

Bengal Tigers are always stronger than Siberian Tigers

13 African Leopard

They are good

Just amazing

14 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.

Any cheetahs and leopards are 10/10 including lions

15 Asian Cheetah

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

16 Liger

Tigers are strong but are not in the same league of the male lion. The density of the Lion's bones and muscles goes in favor off the lion. The lion is stronger built at the point of being one of the toughest animal on earth. He possesses more stamina than a tiger and is strike carries more weight. The tiger's strike as little effect on a mature male lion. The difference is obvious when we see them hunting. Tigers use swiftness more then power when hunting and must do fast results. Tigers are not capable for long sustain efforts. If they fail one they usually don't do a second try. They easily retreat when they confront serious opposition. Rarely do frontal attacks unless it is safe they usually go by the back. They generally avoid combats. Being stronger and tougher, not as flexible as tigers lions get the job done by using more brutal force at a regular basic while at the same time having domestic combats and more serious combats as well. They can afford it because there are ...more

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)!

They literally never stop growing for their entire life

17 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. I don't care if I have never heard of it. It should be in first. Smilodons are perfect. Enough said.

18 Sumatran Tiger
19 Leopon

They are so cute

20 Tiger The tiger is the largest cat species, most recognizable for their pattern of dark vertical stripes on reddish-orange fur with a lighter underside.

Tigers are the best.

21 Persian Leopard

I love persian leopards Ruler Of Exotic Persia

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

king of the animals

22 Jaglion

King of the jungle.

23 Cougar The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
24 Panther The cougar, also commonly known as the mountain lion, puma, panther, or catamount, is a large felid of the subfamily Felinae native to the Americas.
25 Tigon

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

Tigons are awesome and really strong

Never herd of it

Tigons ar grait

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