The domestic cat has teeth made to tear and cut flesh, and the tongue is dry and rough like a file, (Wood, 1896).

Cat

The domestic cat has teeth made to tear and cut flesh, and the tongue is dry and rough like a file,…

The domestic cat has teeth made to tear and cut flesh, and the tongue is dry and rough like a file, (Wood, 1896).

Cat

The domestic cat has teeth made to tear and cut flesh, and the tongue is dry and rough like a file,…

The domestic cat has teeth made to tear and cut flesh, and the tongue is dry and rough like a file, (Wood, 1896).

Cat

The domestic cat has teeth made to tear and cut flesh, and the tongue is dry and rough like a file,…

Cat, face only.

Cat

Cat, face only.

The eye of a cat in its contracted state.

Contracted Cat Eye

The eye of a cat in its contracted state.

The eye of a cat in its dilated state.

Dilated Cat Eye

The eye of a cat in its dilated state.

An illustration of a black cat sitting with its tail curled.

Black Cat Sitting

An illustration of a black cat sitting with its tail curled.

The paw of a cat.

Cat's Paw

The paw of a cat.

The Angora cat, a breed of domestic cat.

Angora Cat

The Angora cat, a breed of domestic cat.

An angry cat.

Angry Cat

An angry cat.

A carnivorous quadruped, having well developed anal glands secreting civet.

Civet Cat

A carnivorous quadruped, having well developed anal glands secreting civet.

A domestic cat.

Domestic Cat

A domestic cat.

The color and markings of the wild cat are always nearly the same. They are a brindled sandy gray,(Wood, 1896).

Wild Cat

The color and markings of the wild cat are always nearly the same. They are a brindled sandy gray,(Wood,…

A cheetah and an ocelot.

Cheetah and Ocelot

A cheetah and an ocelot.

An illustration of a girl playing with a cat on top of a table and kittens playing underneath.

Girl Playing with a Cat on Table

An illustration of a girl playing with a cat on top of a table and kittens playing underneath.

<p>A black kitty sitting on a grave stone.</p>

<p>Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II</p>

Grim Kitty

A black kitty sitting on a grave stone.

Illustrated by James Basom Seaman II

Hyenas.

Hyenas

Hyenas.

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from S.W. US to Argentina.

Jaguar

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from…

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from S.W. US to Argentina.

Jaguar

The jaguar can spend a great deal of time in trees, but are known to also hunt fish. They range from…

The third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion.

Jaguar

The third-largest feline after the tiger and the lion.

The leopard has the power of climbing trees. This is what neither the lion nor the tiger is able to perform.

Leopard

The leopard has the power of climbing trees. This is what neither the lion nor the tiger is able to…

A leopard, beast of the feline genus.

Leopard

A leopard, beast of the feline genus.

A lion when fully grown is nearly eleven feet long from nose to tip of tail and about four feet in height, (Wood, 1896).

Lion

A lion when fully grown is nearly eleven feet long from nose to tip of tail and about four feet in height,…

The lion is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the Genus <em>Panthera</em>. The lion is the second largest cat, after the tiger. The male lion, easily recognized by his mane, weighs between 330-500 lbs. In the wild, lions live for around 10-14 years, while in captivity they can live for 20 years. While once found throughout much of Africa, Asia and Europe, it is presently encountered in the wild only in Africa and in India.

Lion

The lion is a mammal of the family Felidae and one of four "big cats" in the Genus Panthera.…

The lion.

Lion

The lion.

An illustration of a lion.

Lion

An illustration of a lion.

A family of lions.

Lions

A family of lions.

The lynx is a timid animal of the cat family that lives primarily on small mammals and birds. It can climb and swim with ease. It has long fur, short tail and ears tipped with a few long hairs.

Lynx

The lynx is a timid animal of the cat family that lives primarily on small mammals and birds. It can…

A lynx sitting on a branch in a tree.

Lynx

A lynx sitting on a branch in a tree.

The Canada lynx is remarkable for its gait, going by successive leaps with the back arched. Its diet consists primarily of the snowshoe hare.

Canada Lynx

The Canada lynx is remarkable for its gait, going by successive leaps with the back arched. Its diet…

"A digitigrade carnivorous mammal of the cat kind, peculiar to the American continent. It attains a length of about 3 feet, while the tail measures some 18 inches more. The ocelot inhabits great forests; its food consists mainly of birds and rodents; and it is timid but blood-thirsty." &mdash; Winston's Encyclopedia, 1919

Ocelot

"A digitigrade carnivorous mammal of the cat kind, peculiar to the American continent. It attains a…

The puma, also known as the cougar, panther, or mountain lion <i> (Felis concolor) </i> , is a large American cat, formerly to be met anywhere from the St. Lawrence River and southern British Columbia to Patagonia, but now practically exterminated east of the Rocky Mountains. It is remarkable among the larger cats for its uniformity of coloration, whence it is popularly known as 'lion' throughout all the countries south of the United States. The fur is thick and close, and in adults is plain tawny above, except for a dark streak along the middle of the back, and a dark tip to the tail, while the under surface is of a paler tint. The presence in the young, however, of a ringed tail and of spots on the body shows that the puma's ancestors possessed the characteristically feline type of coloration. There is much variation in size: the largest authenticated measurement is eight feet two inches from the snout to the tip of the tail, the tail being three feet eight inches; but the usual length of the body, exclusive of the tail, appears to be under four feet.

The puma is able to live in low-lying plains and on mountain slopes, among dense forests and on the treeless pampas. Its natural prey is such animals as deer in North and in Central America, while of the pampas it feeds largely on huanacos; but everywhere it preys as hunger suggests or occasion requires on any smaller and more agile creature it is able to pick up. Like the leopard, it is especially destructive to sheep, a single puma when it gains access to a fold sometimes slaughtering 100 in a night, seemingly in a blind revel of killing. It rarely attacks man unprovoked, and has the reputation, especially in the Plains regions, of being absolutely cowardly. When hunted with dogs (the usual method), it tries first to flee, and when overtaken climbs a tree, where it remains, snarling at the pack of dogs until the hunter comes up and dispatches it. Nevertheless, when cornered it fights to the death, showing that its real disposition is that of timidity and caution rather than of poltroonery.

The two sexes live apart, but pair in winter and summer. Two or three young are born at once.

Puma

The puma, also known as the cougar, panther, or mountain lion (Felis concolor) , is a large American…

The Serval (Leptailurus serval) is a medium-sized African wild cat that also has the synonym Felis serval.

Serval

The Serval (Leptailurus serval) is a medium-sized African wild cat that also has the synonym Felis serval.

The tiger found only in Asia, stands three feet high at the shoulders, but can be as long as eight feet. Its coat has black stripes on a background of reddish yellow.

Tiger

The tiger found only in Asia, stands three feet high at the shoulders, but can be as long as eight feet.…

The tiger found only in Asia, stands three feet high at the shoulders, but can be as long as eight feet. Its coat has black stripes on a background of reddish yellow.

Tiger

The tiger found only in Asia, stands three feet high at the shoulders, but can be as long as eight feet.…

A large carnivorous feline mammal.

Tiger

A large carnivorous feline mammal.

The tiger.

Tiger

The tiger.

"Felid&aelig; or Felin&aelig; is the cat tribe, a family of carnivorous quadrupeds, including the domestic cat, lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, and lynxes. The felid&aelig; are found in all parts of the world except Australia. "&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tiger Head

"Felidæ or Felinæ is the cat tribe, a family of carnivorous quadrupeds, including the domestic…

"Felid&aelig; or Felin&aelig; is the cat tribe, a family of carnivorous quadrupeds, including the domestic cat, lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, and lynxes. The felid&aelig; are found in all parts of the world except Australia. "&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tiger Paw

"Felidæ or Felinæ is the cat tribe, a family of carnivorous quadrupeds, including the domestic…

"Felid&aelig; or Felin&aelig; is the cat tribe, a family of carnivorous quadrupeds, including the domestic cat, lions, tigers, panthers, leopards, and lynxes. The felid&aelig; are found in all parts of the world except Australia. "&mdash;(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Partial Tiger Tongue

"Felidæ or Felinæ is the cat tribe, a family of carnivorous quadrupeds, including the domestic…

A tigress hunting with her cubs.

Tigress and Cubs

A tigress hunting with her cubs.

An unsheathed foot of a tiger.

Unsheathed Tiger Foot

An unsheathed foot of a tiger.