Ligers, Tigons, and Doglas

The cat family of animals seems to have the ability to form many hybrids. Although there are very many involving the smaller cats, this article is about hybrids between three of the different species of Big Cats. Naming Hybrids When two species of animal are crossed there is a naming convention. The first part of …

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Sphynx Cats – Pros and Cons

The Sphynx cat is pretty obviously different from the average furred cat in how much hair it has, but what are the other traits of a Sphynx cat and will they be suitable for you? One of the most quoted pros for a Sphynx is its supposed hypoallergenic properties, alas these claims are baseless as …

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The Big Cat’s Morphology – Body Size and Color Patterns

Body Size Felids differ enormously in size, sometimes even within the same species. The size discrepancy among leopards, for example, formerly led taxonomists to believe that savanna leopards and forest leopards were dissimilar species. Equivalent size discrepancies are also found amongst jaguars, pumas, and tigers, all species with widespread geographic distributions. Male jaguars of Venezuela, …

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