Greatest Big Cats

Nicest looking/cutest/most graceful... but most of all the K.I.N.G of the cats

The Top Ten

1 Tiger 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.

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

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"

Lions have better coordination and fighting skills then a tiger

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 love tigers so much and here's why. Let me tell you about the tiger who came for tea. "Tiger tiger" I shouted, "won't you stay for tea tonight, with your nose so bright". "YES? " he roared. My legs trembled, for I had never heard such a deep, delicious sound in all 14 years of my sweet, sweet existence. When the tiger arrived, he forgot to take off his shoes at the door. "Tiger! What have I told you about taking off those Adidas Stan Smiths that I bought you for Christmas last year" I screamed at him at the kitchen while I peeled the onions. "I am a sorry tiger. Please forgive me. Have mercy", he replied. "Okay" I said. Me and the tiger then ate some beautifully peeled onions, that I brothed in a broth, mmm. The tiger left, and as he walked towards the jungle while I was lying on the floor, I was waiting for him to turn around, to look and me and acknowledge this was goodbye. But he never turned. He paused, then entered the jungle. I have never seen Richard Parker again. Goodbye ...more

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2 Lion 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 the real heroes because they are born to fight but a tiger hunts and eat and hide in the forest and also lion have royal lion if they hunt 10 tomes they will get 8 times there hunt but when the tiger hunts 10 times but is successful for only one or two times
Male lion hunts only animals such as giraffe, elephant, giant buffaloes, hippo, leopards, crocodiles and cheetah and many more

Lions hunt in prides, whilst tigers usually hunt alone. Lions evolved this behavior as there is very little cover on the savanna, so hunting alone is difficult. The cheetah evolved speed, and the leopards stealth. Therefore, what you have written is irrelevant. - Joba76

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.

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

3-5 tigers to defeat a male lion. Come on use a little common sense. That's probably the dumbest statement that I have ever heard in my life

The most most magestic, powerful animal of all time!

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3 Cheetah 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'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!

I love the beautiful lightning speed of cheetahs. Strength is nice, but speed and grace win it for me. It's hard for me to choose a favorite, though, because I love all big cats and all animals.

So you must love lions then, the Kings of the Beasts. Please do and vote for them

Cheetahs are so fast and they are a beauty of big cats there are 5 breeds of them and they are Cheetah, King Cheetah, American Cheetah, Melanism Cheetah and Albinism Cheetah. They are my favorite animals but I love all animals.

You learn something every day. I didn't know there were five breeds. Are there big differences and are they all still around? - Noodle55

Cheetah are the best

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4 Jaguar Jaguar

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.

I think that jaguars should be first because they can take down anaconda and some can even take down crocidiles and the only cool thing about cheetahs is that there very fast and I never heard of a tiger taking down anacondas or crocs and lions there's really nothing really cool about them the only thing is that the have puffy hair and just to let you know experts are saying that there thinking jaguars are the strongest cats they have a way better bite force than a lionns have 600 bite force tiger haves 1050 bite force and the jaguar haves 2000 so get it right bro

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!

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.

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5 Leopard 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.

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!

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!

Leopard kills a cheetah EVERY time cheetah EVERY time

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6 Snow Leopard 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. - Kit

I love them they catch there prey easily where they live in the snow! The babies are so cute and love to cuddle up to anything warm laugh out loud email me at s33458@parkhill. K12. Mo. Us and tell me what you think

The snow leopard is by far the greatest of the big cats. It is considered to be the stealthier of all the big cats. It can become basically invisible.

These animals are so majestic and need so much love. They are very endangered and we have to go into action to save them. - jesus-is-king

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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.

Let's get really stupid with the "this cat would beat that cat" idiocy. If the bobcat could throw grenades then it would beat a puma quite easily. Grow up. - Noodle55

Yes Cougars are kinda big but not really. Usually 130-200 pounds. About 5-6 feet in length. They look really skinny but are so pretty! Cougars are considered big cats because they can't roar. Sp they aren't small but are considered small cats. So Cougars are the best cat!

you know you're awesome when you have a shoe named after you - bendanna

They are strong and mysterious, and are awesome.

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8 Black Panther

Black panthers a beautiful, mysterious creatures that deserve more praise than they get. They are stealthy, and have excellent camouflage which makes them dangerous predators. Vote or don't, but in my opinion, they are one of the most wonderful animals discovered on Earth.

I don't get how the Black Panther is 8th considering it is basically a black version of a leopard and jaguar. Also Panthers are the best at hunting out of all big cats especially at night. They are also the third or Fourth Strongest Cats after the tiger and lion.

Correct, and leopard or jaguar whose spots have grown and merged. Fabulous creature. - Noodle55

Black Panthers are underestimated they are the best at camouflaging especially during the night amongst all big cats. There also the third or fourth strongest as the tiger and lion are stronger.

Great looking

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9 Siberian Tiger Siberian Tiger The Siberian tiger, also known as the Amur tiger, is a tiger subspecies inhabiting mainly the Sikhote Alin mountain region with a small population in southwest Primorye Province in the Russian Far East.

Siberian Tiger is the only Tiger, Why does this list have Tiger and Siberian Tiger?

There so strong and muscular they eat bear's look it up

I believe these are scientifically proven to be the strongest cat

Heaviest cat alive...
Stronger than the lion as well...

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10 Amur Leopard 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!

I love the amur leopard. Not only is it almost extinct, they are very beautiful. Come on guys they have only 35 left in the wild!

Aw why do poachers do this thing? It is super mean.
This cat is very beautiful.
Save them please.
There are only 35 left.
Please save them

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The Contenders

11 Lynx Lynx A lynx is any of the four species within the Lynx genus of medium-sized wild cats, which includes the bobcat.

I love these animals they are one of my FAVORITES!

They're my favorite wild cat. They're so pretty and they're good hunters.

The lynx is amazing

Please support the Iberian lynx. they are NEARLY wiped out with probably 404 individuals.

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12 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

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

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.

Homo sapiens : sick moronic bastards, don't deserve this planet - Noodle55

I love the way that they are the ultimate titan on land

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13 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!

THIS IS MY favorite ANIMAL! you would be evil not to vote for this animal

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

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.

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14 Clouded Leopard Clouded Leopard

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.

They are 9th largest big cat
they are excellent climbers
they weight 24 kg
their height is 55 cm
they are very beautiful

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15 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

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

Good but far from enough

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16 African Cheetah

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

Cheetah is the fastest land animal in the world! It can reach speed upto 120 kmph and that's very amazing! - Muhammadfaiz786

17 African Leopard

Just amazing

So cool

18 Panther

Panthers are leopards but they are black instead of gold

You know your species is awesome if you have a superhero named after you

African leopard is a leopard mos leopards are African than asian

They are black!

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19 Ocelot Ocelot The ocelot, also known as the dwarf leopard, is a wild cat distributed extensively within South America including the islands of Trinidad and Margarita, Central America, and Mexico. It has been reported as far north as Texas.

Why r these not number 1 they r the cutest things on earth

Ocelots are hunted for their beautiful fur and are so cute please anyone who loves ocelots comment

I love ocelots their so cute

They're cute but I don't think they're big cats - Carri796

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20 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.

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