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 weigh 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 have stronger frontal body stronger neck muscles stronger front limbs and claws and have more range of motion in paw swipe than tigers. Male lions have bigger skulls than lionesses and tigers. A male tiger's skull is the size of lioness. Tiger's only advantage is rear body hips and hind limbs. And lion's bite force is stronger than most of the tiger subspecies which max out at 500-800 psi. Only bengal tigers and amur tiger's have bite force equal to lions. Bengal tigers have bite force of 1050 psi amur tigers 1000 psi and lions have bite force of 1100 psi. So lions are definitely KING OF THE CATS. The STRONGEST CAT is LION

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.

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?

Cheetahs rule! They should be king because they are smart, and as strong as a tiger. I swear. It showed it in stats in a BOOK. Anyway, they are so gentle and are the most agile of all big cats. They are expedicious and tigers and lions can't beat that, suckers! They can be trained unlike lions and tigers. They arn't bloody like lions and tigers.

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

The jaguar has the strongest bite force of any cat in the would! Not just Jaguars have the strongest bite force of any cat, it also has the strongest bite of any animal! The hippo has only a bite force of 1850psi (although that is a lot so maybe I should not have said only but you get the idea,) the Jaguar has mind blowing bite force of 2000psi! Plus, there are around 13000 to 15000 of them on the wild , which means there are twice as many jaguars than tigers, (there are around 7000 tigers in the wild. ) So while the jaguar is smaller than tigers and lions , there are more jaguars in the wild than the both of them. And the jaguars have a higher bite force than tigers and lions. AND ( it is quite surprising that a cat that is smaller than another has more than two other advantages,) it is the best cat at killing crocodiles. And it is the fastest big cat. So while tigers and lions are bigger , the jaguar has more than four advantages. This is why overall, the jaguar is better.

I think they should be number 1 or 2. People need to respect them more. Jaguars have the most strongest bite out of any other big cat that any other person or scientist knows of. I saw a video of a jaguar and a camen crocodile. The crocodile was sitting on a small sand island and there were bushes on top of him so he was in the shade. Then the Jaguar just pounced right on top of him and then they fell in the water and starting wrestling. The camen was sure to win because a jaguar can't hold their breath that long. Guess who won. Chat and tell me your guess. Anyway, jaguars are also one of the prettiest animals in the world. They aren't like lions who sleep all day long (although the females don't because they are out hunting) and tigers are cool animals but I think of seeing so much of what jaguars can do, they kinda grew on me

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 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.

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

Wassup, team? I bet you can guess who this is. I just want to say, keep voting for the best animal! #Snowflake the snow leopard cub says hi -Isaiah.

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 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 graceful, tree-climbers, not only a great cat because of being a king of its trees they rule ground and trees! They are worthy of king just like tigers! I mean they must be strong to haul x2 their body weight up a tree! Don't you think!

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

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!

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.

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.

Amur leopards are awesome! They are cute and they are the rarest cat in the world! There are only 35 in the world. I hate poachers, and they should be killed by their own victims!

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

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.

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.

Whats the difference between a cheetah and a king cheetah, I mean really come on.

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.

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

13 African Leopard

They are good

14 Asian Cheetah

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

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

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)!

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

17 Jaglion

King of the jungle.

18 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. 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.

19 Sumatran Tiger
20 Leopon

They are so cute

21 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

22 Sri Lankan Leopard
23 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

Never herd of it

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