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The Cat Family

  1. 1. • Pumas • Clouded leopard • Bobcats • Snow leopard • Ocelots • Sunda clouded • Canada lynx leopard • • European lynxTiger • Cheetah • Leopard
  2. 2. • Cougar • Jaguar • Lion • Margays • Amur leopard • African wildcats • Black panthers • Caracal • Jaguarundi • Florida cougar
  3. 3. • Abyssinian cat • Australian mist cat • Balinese cats • Bengal cat • Bombay cat • British Shorthair Cat • Burmese cat • Burmilla cat • Burmilla long hair • Cheetoh cat
  4. 4. • Chinchilla cat • Cornish rex cat • Devon rex cat • Egyptian mau • Exotic shorthair • Himalayan cats • Maine coon cats • Norwegian forest cat • Ocicat • Oriental cats • Persian cats
  5. 5. • Selkirk rex • Scottish folds • Siamese cats • Siberian cats • Singapura cats • Somali cats • Sphynx cats • Toyer cats • Tonkinese cats • Turkish van cat
  6. 6. Pumas are found in South America and North America. Pumas are also called mountain lions, cougars, and sometimes even panthers. The mother has two to four kittens who are born with dark spots over their fur. These spots go away as the cubs grow older. Cubs stay with their mother until they are about two years old and can hunt for their own food.
  7. 7. Bobcats are found in forested, swampy, or semiarid regions of North America, from southern Canada to central Mexico. The bobcat is named for its short, "bobbed" tail and is related to the lynx.
  8. 8. Ocelots live in the forests of North and South America. Ocelots have dark markings on their heads, necks, and bodies. They look so much like small tigers that they have at times been called leopard or tiger cats. Ocelots eat rats, mice, snakes, lizards, and other small animals. When very hungry they may climb trees to find birds, and other animals.
  9. 9. The Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis) sleeps in rock crevices and caves during the day and hunts at night. Its main source of food is the snowshoe hare, but it also eats rodents and birds.
  10. 10. The European lynx is the largest of all lynx species.
  11. 11. The this leopard, like African leopard (Panthera pardus), is an excellent climber and spends much of its time in trees. It's a solitary animal and usually hunts alone at night. The mother leopard has from two to four cubs or kittens. She teaches them to hunt and to watch out for enemies. Leopards are full grown when they are three years old.
  12. 12. The clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) is found in Asia, from the Himalayas (Nepal and India) to China. Physical characteristics include a dark grey fur with black spots, blotches and mottled stripes. There are two living subspecies of clouded leopard (the third subspecies, Neofelis nebulosa brachyura is considered extinct.)
  13. 13. The snow leopard is nearly extinct, with remaining populations located in the mountains of Asia. It feeds on wild sheep, musk deer, rabbits, birds and more.
  14. 14. The Sunda Clouded Leopard (Neoflis diardi), also called the Sundaland clouded leopared is found in Sumatra and Borneo. Studies show a continuing decrease in population. The leopard’s local name means “tree branch tiger.”
  15. 15. It is an affectionate intelligent cat, very people orientated, extremely active and a cat that thrives on interaction and play. They are not constant lap cats, rather, they need to know what you are doing; like to help you make a telephone call; read your newspaper or make your bed, in fact they insist on being included in all family activities as a right.
  16. 16. It have a great temperament. The kittens are lively but not boisterous. They are an extremely affectionate breed and very people orientated. They prefer to spend their time with their owners and are always involved in family activities. The even temperament makes them excellent pets for anyone even very young children.
  17. 17. They are extremely affectionate and love to be in contact with their people. A Balinese is a cat that will be noticed. They will be there with you in times of need, consoling you with their company, and they will be there in your times of joy, ready to play and join in the fun. Life with a Balinese is an adventure, always on the move and never dull.
  18. 18. They are great climbers and jumpers. They could at times be described as mischievous. Bengals are not a cat to be ignored. They sometimes demand a lot of attention but they will always keep you entertained with their antics.
  19. 19. are affectionate, intelligent, playful cats, and are the happiest in family or multipet households. Males, in particular, are often very talkative. They are a placid cat and very loyal to their owners. Birmans are gentle and playful.
  20. 20. They are an outgoing cat, friendly and playful. They are easily leash trained and like to retrieve. They are a very sociable cat and make a great addition to the family as they get on well with children and dogs. They are very agile and athletic and their antics will keep you constantly amused.
  21. 21. are placid, non demanding, tolerant, docile and respectful. They are not vocal cats and in fact are very quiet and can cope with being alone without fretting. They are not inclined to wander. They love children and get along extremely well with dogs.
  22. 22. is a very friendly inquisitive cat with an outgoing, loving nature. The Burmese is an upfront cat, not left out of where it is all happening. It's a participator alert, curious, intelligent, interfering and gregarious: you cannot ignore it! Burmese are one of the most popular breeds. It has been said that the Burmese are more like
  23. 23. is an outgoing, friendly and sociable cat Burmillas are great with children. Combined with their low maintenance and wonderful disposition they make an ideal family pet.
  24. 24. The longhair Burmilla is bright and fun loving, but more laid back than its shorthair relative in most cases. It is an ideal cat for single people or families, being quite happy to wait until you come home for attention. They are not a demanding cat, but still love to spend as much time with you as possible. Many of them are very good “fetch-it” cats too!
  25. 25. attributes include a super affectionate nature and real love for their human companions, great deal of intelligence with the ability to learn quickly and a keen instinct to hunt. The Cheetoh Cat is also extremely intelligent, very curious and quite dog-like in their ways. Cheetoh's are a sweet natured lap cat that look wild but have a dependable docile nature and can be trusted around anyone, especially children.
  26. 26. Chinchillas are generally very placid, quiet cats, happy to lie around the home being decorative. They are affectionate, enjoy attention and can become quite attached to their owners.
  27. 27. Once seen, never forgotten. The Cornish Rex cat is delightful, distinctively different, constantly charming and captivating. Rexes need people, and given a choice will spend most of their time with humans. They like people and they also like to participate in their activities. Using its paws like hands, a Cornish Rex can pick up small objects, and some have even learned to turn door knobs and open doors.
  28. 28. • The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest of all big cats. Less than 3,200 tigers exist in the wild today. At one time, there were 9 subspecies. Three subspecies are now extinct. • There are different kinds of Tigers: • Indochinese tiger (Panthera t. corbetti) • Bengal tiger (Panthera t. tigris) • Sumatran tiger (Panthera t. sumatrae) • Malayan tiger (Panthera t. jacksoni) • South China tiger (Panthera t. amoyensis) • Bali tiger (EXTINCT) (Panthera t. balica) • Javan tiger (EXTINCT) (Panthera t. sondaica) • Caspian tiger (EXTINCT)
  29. 29. The character of the Devon Rex is remarkable! Devon Rex are alert and active, and shows a lively interest in their surroundings. They love to be with their humans, and enjoy playing fetch or other games. They are also extremely agile cats with an inquisitive nature and will explore every corner of their
  30. 30. The average Mau is quite clingy to his owners; some will take to only one member of the family, while others will take over the entire household. Whichever way it goes, once the Mau has bonded, he is your lover for life and will actively participate in anything that you are doing (whether you want him there or not)
  31. 31. The personality of the Exotic cat is like that of the Persian, outgoing, placid, easy to handle and beautiful to look at. This combined with a sense of immense curiosity about what goes on about them makes them the ideal companion. They are most happy when they are with people and love playing with children or just sitting on a lap or on the arm of your chair.
  32. 32. Along with their striking appearance, Himalayans have a wonderfully outgoing and engaging personality being extremely affectionate, playful and endearing. Many Himalayan fanciers would say they are the most outgoing of all Persian cats.
  33. 33. are a loyal gentle cat. They are often known as the Gentle Giant of the cat world. They are a vocal breed with a variety of meows, chirps and trills. They are very sociable and get on well with children and other pets. They love to be part of the family and will join in most family activities.
  34. 34. Enjoys being with people and other pets and is excellent with children. They are very patient animals and are not stressed easily. They are very intelligent and have a natural curiosity. They like to be up high to survey their kingdom. A climbing tree is perfect and they will spend endless amounts of energy going up and down doing all they can to impress you with their athletic abilities.
  35. 35. The Ocicat personality and temperament are predictable and loving - they make a wonderful addition to any household - they generally adapt readily to most situations, including children and other pets. They are a beautiful, wild looking cat with the best domestic cat personality, very active and ready to play, but willing to purr on your lap too.
  36. 36. Orientals eagerly greet you at the door and tell you all about their day. If you’re late, they will scold you and tell you how worried they were that you didn't call. Curiosity and intelligence combined, providing Orientals a means of finding anything and everything. They have been known to open a drawer, or empty your purse to discover their favorite toy.
  37. 37. Are usually a quiet and gentle cat. They are calm and undemanding and can be very affectionate. They are very placid and unlikely to scratch anyone. Because of the Persian's serene nature they usually get on well with other pets and are great with children that are not too boisterous. They love to be stroked and patted and lap up any attention you give them.
  38. 38. Are extremely docile and love to be held and cuddled. They are usually relaxed in new surroundings and get on well with dogs and cats. Ragdolls are very affectionate and gentle making them an ideal pet for children.They have a quiet voice and are playful without being noisy or destructive. Ragdolls are a very laid back cat and become devoted to their owners.
  39. 39. The Russian Blue has a quiet sometimes shy although very affectionate personality. They are very soft spoken and you rarely hear them speak. They are very well suited to indoor life.The Russian Blue's quiet tranquil personality may best suit a family with the same characteristics. They are very loyal and become devoted to their owners.The Russian Blue is an intelligent cat, playful and sweet. They like to join in family activities.
  40. 40. They are curious, tolerant, extremely sociable cats that enjoy spending time with their preferred persons. People-oriented without being clingy, Selkirks have a generous measure of love and loyalty for their human companions. Selkirks fit in well with other family members including children, and usually get along well with other
  41. 41. Scottish Folds are a very friendly and docile cat. Their large round eyes and folded ears, coupled with expressive looks, intelligence and inquisitive nature make them a wonderful extension to the family home. Folds are not very vocal. Scottish Folds have very tiny "meows". The breed is very good with children, and can adapt to almost any situation. Scottish Folds also make friends readily with other cats.
  42. 42. are a very intelligent, lively, entertaining cat. They can be very demanding and become totally involved in their owner's life. Siamese do not like to be ignored and always have to be the centre of attention. They usually regard themselves as people rather than cats. You will never be bored if you own a Siamese cat.
  43. 43. Personality Plus. The Siberian has a very dog like temperament and are very affectionate. They come out to great the visitors in the house and are not shy. They are very intelligent and very quick learners. They also have a triple purr and unlike other breeds have a chirping sound they use when they come to greet you. When they are around water they appear to be fascinated with it and will drop toys into it and play in sinks with water left in. The Siberian makes the ideal lap cat and will live quite happily indoors with
  44. 44. Singapura cats are mischievous and inquisitive, meaning that they will investigate anything thoroughly. They are very quick witted, able to adapt and learn, intelligent, lightning fast and genuinely tough and hardy. They get on well with children and other pets.They have enchanting personalities, always wanting to please and entertain you. Soft sweet little voices that question you and answer you back. They are truly people pleasers.
  45. 45. have bright, bubbly, energetic and loving personalities. They are very intelligent and active cats, who demonstrate a real devotion to their staff. Somali cats are intensely affectionate to their people, and are usually extroverted and enjoy visitors also. These cats make their presence felt - they share their special joie de vivre with the humans in their lives. They often like to sit on your shoulder to supervise what you are doing, will help with the housework they are great at making the beds!
  46. 46. Sphynx are very active and love to the centre of attention, they are not suited to people wanting a quiet docile cat. Sphynx have a friendly disposition and are very sociable with other people and pets. Sphynx are very intelligent and can be taught to walk on a lead and respond to voice commands. They are often described as the most intelligent and affectionate of all cat breeds.
  47. 47. The Toyger has a laid back easy going temperament and makes a good companion. They are athletic and love to be around people. They are very suitable for most households and get on well with children and other pets. Toygers are intelligent and are easily trained. Many Toygers enjoy playing with water much like their wild cousins, tigers, who are strong swimmers and enjoy bathing in rivers, lakes and waterholes.
  48. 48. The personality of the Tonkinese is, to me, unique. A cat that will retrieve things for you, run and meet you at the front door when you get home from work, insist on sitting on your lap or the most comfortable position, a cat that not only gets along with dogs but has them wrapped around their little claws, can be taken for walks on a lead, are all characteristics of a fantastic breed.
  49. 49. Turkish Van cats often retrieve toy mice, balls and crumpled paper, and will exhaust their owners long before they tire themselves. An intriguing aspect of Turkish Vans is their insatiable curiosity for water, A few are not interested but the majority can be found dipping their paws, toys and bedding in water bowls, or sitting in sinks and baths waiting for the tap to be turned on. They will also assist with rituals like dishwashing and often sit
  50. 50. The world’s fastest land animal. Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubalus) once ranged throughout India, Pakistan, Russia, Iran and the middle east, but due to diminishing populations, most cheetahs can only be found in the eastern and southern parts of Africa. Today there are less than 10,000 cheetah’s left in the world. Find groups working on cheetah conservation.
  51. 51. Also called the puma, mountain lion, Florida panther, red tiger and catamount. Over 30 subspecies of cougar (Puma concolor) have been documented. Six subspecies have been recognized. Found throughout
  52. 52. Jaguars (Panthera onca) roam throughout Central and South America in forests located near rivers and lakes. They are very similar in appearance to leopards, but generally larger. There are several subspecies of jaguar.
  53. 53. The lion (Panthera leo) once roamed throughout southeastern Europe, the Middle East and parts of India. While a small population still remains in India, the species now occupies habitats in various parts
  54. 54. Margays are found in forested areas from northern Mexico to northern Argentina and Uruguay. The margay grows to be 40 inches (102 centimeters) long, which includes a 16inch (41-centimeter) tail.
  55. 55. The Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis) is one of the rarest and most endangered big cats. There are less than 40 known Amur leopards left in the wild. Find a desert-dweller next.
  56. 56. The African wildcat (Felis silvestris cafra) is found throughout Africa and the Middle East.
  57. 57. Black panthers are actually black-coated (melanistic) leopards and not a distinct species. Leopards are the most widespread members of the cat family. Find out which lynx is distinguished by its prominent ear tufts, black-tipped tail and
  58. 58. A caracal is a golden cat that lives in dry regions, from Africa to India. When a caracal is ready to attack, it turns its ears toward its back, but doesn't completely flatten them
  59. 59. The jaguarundi (Felis yagouaroundi tolteca) is a wildcat native to Arizona and Mexico. See another small cat that's endangered due to the destruction of its habitat and the hunting for its fur.
  60. 60. The Florida cougar, or Florida panther, a subspecies native to southern Florida, is reddish brown.