Top 10 Lesser Known Species Of the Feline (Cat) Family


The Top Ten

1 Eurasian Lynx Eurasian Lynx

It is the largest member of the Lynx genus. I love its tufted ears. It's just a small tiger. With tufted ears. - Metal_Treasure

2 Caracal Caracal

(aka Desert Lynx, or Persian Lynx).
It's found in Africa, Middle East, and central and southwestern Asia. - Metal_Treasure

3 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.

It's a large long-haired Asian cat that lives in the mountains of central Asia and the Indian subcontinent.

Snow Leopard has a dense insulating undercoat and a thick outercoat of hairs about 5 cm (2 inches) long. - Metal_Treasure

Of course I know what they are due to the WFF commercials shoving messages down our throats saying you need to symbolically adopt a snow leopard to prevent them from going extinct. - PackFan2005

4 Iberian Lynx Iberian Lynx

These are almost extinct. It is the most endangered feline - as of 2013 possibly fewer than 300 individuals remained (in southern Spain). - Metal_Treasure

5 Siberian Tiger 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.
6 Clouded Leopard Clouded Leopard

They live in southeastern Asia, and islands of Sumatra and Borneo. Clouded Leopards look different, they probably diverged about 1.4 million years ago. - Metal_Treasure

7 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.

It's found from Texas southward to northern Argentina. - Metal_Treasure

8 Liger

It is a zoo-bred hybrid - offspring of a male lion and a female tiger. - Metal_Treasure

9 Serval Serval

It lives in Africa - Metal_Treasure

10 Bobcat Bobcat The bobcat is a North American cat that appeared during the Irvingtonian stage of around 1.8 million years ago.

One of the short-tailed wild cats, found from southern Canada to southern Mexico. It's like the smaller cousin of Canada lynx. - Metal_Treasure

The Contenders

11 Margay
12 Jaguarundi
13 Wildcat
14 African Golden Cat
15 Chinese Mountain Cat
16 Leopon
17 Bay Cat
18 Sand Cat Sand Cat
19 Sunda Clouded Leopard
20 Black-Footed Cat Black-Footed Cat
21 Fishing Cat
22 Indochinese Tiger
23 Oncilla
BAdd New Item