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  • 1. By: Januelyn Micko S. Macaranas
  • 2. The Abyssinian is a breed of domesticated cat with a distinctive ticked coat. There are many stories about its origins, often revolving around Ethiopia, but the actual origins are uncertain. The Abyssinian has become one of the most popular breeds of shorthair cat in the USA
  • 3. American curl cats are known for their curled ears. They are medium-sized cats with long, silky coats.
  • 4. The British Shorthair is a domesticated cat whos e features make it a popular breed in cat shows. It has been the most popular breed of cat registered by the UK's Governing Council of the Cat Fancy (GCCF) since 2001, when it overtook the Persian breed.
  • 5. The Burmese (Suphalak meani ng fortunate, beautiful, and splendid appearance) is a breed of domesticated cats split into two subgroups: the American Burmese and the British. Most modern Burmese are descendants of one female cat called Wong Mau, which was brought from Burma to America in 1930. Most cat registries do not recognize a split between the two groups, but those that do formally refer to the type developed by British cat breeders as the European Burmese.
  • 6. The California Spangled is a breed of domestic cat that was bred to resemble spotted wild cats, like the ocelot and leopard. They were originally bred in the 1980s and were only ever a rare breed, and usually expensive, priced between US$800 and $2,500. The popularity of two other spotted cats breeds, the Ocicat and the Bengal, overshadowed their development.
  • 7. The Chartreux is a rare breed of domestic cat from France and is recognised by a number of registries around the world. The Chartreux is large and muscular, with relatively short, fine-boned limbs, and very fast reflexes. They are known for their blue (grey) water-resistant short hair double coats which are often slightly nappy in texture (often showing "breaks" like a sheepskin) and orange- or copper-colored eyes.
  • 8. Cheetahs are big cats, a bit smaller than lions or tigers. Cheetahs have a yellow to pale brown coat covered with black spots. Their coloring helps them hide in bushes and grass. The spots become rings on the cheetah’s long tail. Each cheetah’s tail has a different pattern of rings. Scientists use the tails to tell cheetahs apart. Cheetahs don’t roar like some big cats. Instead they make purrs, bleats, barks, and chirps. The chirps can
  • 9. Some cat registries consider the Cymric simply a semilong-haired variety of the Manx breed, rather than a separate breed. Except for the length of fur, in all other respects the two varieties are the same, and kittens of either sort may appear in the same litter. The name comes from Cymru (Welsh pronunciation: the indigenous Welsh name of Wales, though the breed is not associated with Wales, and the name was possibly given as an attempt to provide a "Celtic"-sounding name for the breed.
  • 10. The Cyprus cat is a landrace of domestic cat believed to be descended from cats of Egypt or Palestine brought to Cyprus by St. Helen to rid the island of snakes and vermin. It is not recognized as a formal breed by any major cat fancier and breeder organization.
  • 11. DRAGON LI The Dragon Li, also called Chinese Li Hua, China Li Hua, Li Hua, Li Hua Mau, Li Hua Mao is a Chinese breed of domestic cat originating from nascent Chinese folklore and dynastic culture. The natural breed, based on a native landrace, is presently recognized as a formal breed by the US-based Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and China's own Cat Aficionado Association (CAA).
  • 12. EXOTIC SHORTHAIR The Exotic Shorthair is a breed of cat developed to be a shorthaired version of the Persian. The Exotic Shorthair is similar to the Persian in many ways, including temperament and conformation with the exception of the short dense coat. It has even inherited much of the Persian's health problems.
  • 13. GERMAN REX German Rex is a breed of domestic cat. They are a medium sized breed with slender legs of a medium length. The head is round with welldeveloped cheeks and large, open ears. The eyes are of medium size in colours related to the coat colour. The coat is silky and short with a tendency to curl. The whiskers also curl, though less strongly than in the Cornish Rex.
  • 14. HIMALAYAN The Himalayan (a.k.a. Himalay an Persian, or Colourpoint Persian as it is commonly referred to in Europe), is a breed or sub-breed of longhaired cat identical in type to the Persian, with the exception of its blue eyes and its point colouration, which were derived from crossing the Persian with the Siamese.
  • 15. LION Lion, one of the largest mem bers of the cat family. The lion's size and strength have captured human imagination since ancient times, giving these animals the nickname king of beasts. Lions are also known for their mighty roar, a fearsome sound that can be heard by humans more than 8 km (5 mi) away.
  • 16. MAINE COON The Maine Coon is noted for its large bone structure, rectangular body shape, and long, flowing coat. The breed can be seen in a variety of colors and is known for its intelligence and gentle personality. Health problems, such as feline hypertrophic cardiomyopathy and hip dysplasia, are seen in the breed, but screening methods can help minimize the frequency of these problems.
  • 17. MUNCHKIN The Munchkin is a relatively new breed of cat characterized by its very short legs, which are caused by a naturally occurring genetic mutation. It has been named after the "munchkin" doughnut. Much controversy erupted over the breed when it was recognized by The International Cat Association in 1995 with critics voicing concern over potential health and mobility issues.
  • 18. NORWEIGIAN FOREST CAT The Norwegian Forest Cat is a breed of domestic cat native to Northern Europe. This natural breed is adapted to a very cold climate, with top coat of glossy, long, water-shedding hairs, and a woolly undercoat for insulation. Although this is uncertain, the breed's ancestors may have been a landrace of short-haired cats brought to Norway by the Vikings around 1000 AD, who may also have brought with them longhaired cats, like those ancestral to the modern Siberian and Turkish Angora breeds.
  • 19. OCICAT The Ocicat is an alldomestic breed of cat which resembles a wild cat but has no wild DNA in its gene pool. The breed is unusual in that it is spotted like a wild cat but has the temperament of a domestic animal. It is named for its resemblance to the ocelot. The breed was established from Siamese and Abyssinian stock; later, American Shorthairs (silver tabbies) were added to the mix and gave the breed their silver color, bone structure and distinct markings.
  • 20. A jaguar can be easily recognized because it has distinct black spots and rings all over its body. Jaguars live in the Americas from the Southern United States and Mexico across much of Central America and south to Paraguay and northern Argentina. The creatures often live near water and are the third-largest big cat in the world after lions and tigers.
  • 21. Jungle Cats are medium sized cats and they have a body length between 50 and 94 cms (20 - 37 inches), a tail length between 23 and 31 cms (9 - 12 inches) and they weigh between 4 and 16 kgs (8.75 - 35 lbs). They have a slender build and they are greyish brown in colour. Jungle Cats inhabit the jungles and swamps of Asia and north east Africa.
  • 22. Leopards are the smallest of the big cats — averaging 28 inches (71 centimeters) at shoulder height — but they're also the most successful. They're stealthy hunters and resourceful scavengers, and they can adapt to almost any environment. Leopards eat anything from carcasses, fish and reptiles to mammals such as baboons, antelopes, warthogs, ha res and rodents. Of all the big cat species, leopards are the best climbers.They're also strong swimmers, and they'll sometimes catch fish and crabs.
  • 23. The lion was once found throughout Africa, Asia and Europe but now exists only in Africa with one exception. The last remaining Asiatic lions are found in Sasan-Gir National Park in India, which was primarily created to protect the species. Currently, there are approximately 350-400 lions in the park. A lion’s roar can be heard from as far as 5 miles away. A lion can run for short distances at 50 mph and leap as far as 36 feet.
  • 24. The marbled cat is a rare and small species of wild cat living in Southeast Asia.”Species” means a type or sort of wild cat that is different from the other wild cats. It likes living in trees. It is very good at climbing trees and walking along branches. It weighs between 4 and a half pounds to about 11 pounds, which makes it about the same size as a slightly small domestic cat. Not much is known about this cat as it lives in forests and is secretive.
  • 25. Pantanal Cats range from Brazil to northern Argentina. Subspecies. There are no subspecies of the Pantanal Cat. Until recently they were considered to be a subspecies of the colocolo.
  • 26. Sand Cats are small wild cats that have a body length between 45 and 57 cms (18 - 22.5 inches), a tail length between 28 and 35 cms (11 - 14 inches) and they weigh between 1.5 and 3.5 kgs (3.25 7.75 lbs). They are buff to grey/brown in colour with dark stripes on their tail and limbs. They have a wide head with large eyes and low set ears. They have dense fur on the soles of their feet to protect them from the hot sand and to aid maneuverability. They are excellent diggers but they are not agile jumpers or climbers.
  • 27. Serval cats are diurnal or nocturnal depending on the habits of the prey where they live. The name serval is derived from a Portuguese word which means wolf-deer. The serval’s hind lets are longer than the front ones. A serval can leap in the air to catch birds.
  • 28. Young cats disperse from their mother and set out on their own when they’re 19 to 24 months old. Usually, female snow leopards will only have their next litter once the cubs have dispersed. Female snow leopards will be ready to have cubs of their own when they are two or three years old – so soon after they leave their family behind, they’ll start their own. Like kittens, snow leopard cubs are small and helpless at birth – they do not open their eyes until they are about 7 days old.
  • 29. Sunda Clouded Leopards are the largest predatorin Borneo and they weigh approximately 25 kgs (55 lbs). They are tawny or grey in colour with black, cloud-like markings. They are stockily built and are excellent climbers. Sunda Clouded Leopards can be found in the tropical and subtropical forests of Borneo and Sumatra.