Cats are endearing to many of us. Although cats are pretty famous for their cuteness, they are bold creatures, strong and independent. Among all the predators worldwide, some big regal cats are elegant in their looks but wildest in nature.
Here is the list of the most robust wild cats and their features.
Jaguar is mainly found in both South and Central America, and also they are seen from Mexico to northern Argentina. Jaguars are the strongest and fastest cats as well. They can run faster, break themselves abruptly, and move quicker than any other predators living in the land.
Features: jaguars have a solidly muscled body with short legs, orange fur coating with distinctive dark dots resembling rosettes. They are massive with a height of up to 1.85 m, and they weigh about 56–96 kg (123–212 lb).
Cougars are very prevalent in states like Colorado and California in the USA. Cougars are cunning and famous for being elusive predators as they are skilled in attacking deer suddenly.
Features: cougars are more extensive, and the muscles are powerfully built. Their throat, chest, and belly are usually buff-colored. Cougars living in humid areas are sometimes darker brown. They weigh from 75 to 250 pounds. Their height can reach between 3.5 and 6.5 feet long.
Cheetahs are the fastest and strongest cats living on land. They can go from zero to 40 miles per hour with a few strides only! The top speed of a cheetah has been recorded at 64 miles per hour.
Features: cheetahs are generally lightly built with long thin legs and a long tail. They appear to have a rounded head, short snout. They also have tear-like facial streaks, which are black, a deep chest. Their coating has a dark spot with a tear-shaped strike.
- Snow Leopards
Snow leopards are one of the most potent wild cats that have been becoming endangered, and only 3,500-7,000 cats exist. They appear in Central Asia to Northwestern China and Tibet.
Features: Snow leopards are medium-sized cats with shorter front legs than back legs. The portions in the front contain more enormous paws than the rear legs.
These features help the cat to jump quickly and to hold a balance. Their legs are so powerful that the back legs can attempt a jump that can reach almost 45 feet! They weigh up to 75kg or 10.3 bowling balls.
- Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx)
Eurasian Lynx, a well-known wild cat species, is primarily found in Western Europe to Russia and then to Tibet and Central Asia.
Eurasian lynx are also one of the giant wild cats in Europe. The length of their body is from 70 to 130 cm. And they weigh up to 36kg, 79 pounds. The coating is covered with rusty or yellow fur. The pattern of the layer varies between spotted, striped. Their belly, the front portion of the neck, the limbs, and the ears appear to be whitish. They have long legs with shorter tails.