Felidae – Cats

Hunting primarily at night by stalking and pouncing

Small cats include domestic species along with cheetahs and pumas (they purr but can’t roar), while big cats of this family, like tiger, jaguar, lion, and leopard, can roar but can’t purr. The Felidae family has the most diverse array of fur (coat) patterns—from spots to stripes.

These carnivores have unique retractable claws; this prevents the claws from wear and tear. The members of this family are built for hunting, as you must’ve guessed already. Big cats continue to face severe existential threats despite incredible conservation efforts.

Big cats have become the poster boy of animal conservation; 8th August is celebrated as international cat day. They are going to need more than 9 lives to survive humanity.