Top 10 Biggest Cat Breeds in the World, With Pictures

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However, there are several biological species of cats that are different from our domestic cat pets in body size. Here is a list of top 10 biggest cat breeds in the world with pictures.

1. Tiger
sumatran tiger
Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris)

Tiger (Panthera tigris) is noted as cat species with large body. His body size is almost the same as lions’. The male tiger can length around 2,6- 3,3 meters while the female is around 2,3- 2,75 meters. The smallest tiger is Sumatran tiger while the biggest is Siberian tiger.

2. Lion
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Baby Lion (Panthera leo)

Lion (Panthera leo) has mane around the head of the male. They live in groups. The female lion is more aggressive when they are hunting their prey. They are now mainly found in natural habitat in India and Africa.

3. Jaguar
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Jaguar (Panthera onca)

Jaguar (Panthera onca) mostly found in America. They have patterns in their coat. Their patterns are different from the leopards’ in size.

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The jaguar’s coat patterns are bigger, thicker, and there is small white dot in the middle. The length of jaguar is around 1,6- 1, meters.

4. Leopard
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Leopard Cat (Panthera pardus)

Leopard (Penthera pardus) is very skilled in climbing the trees. Leopard has coat in brownish yellow color and black patterns. The male can length around 2 meters while the female is smaller.

5. Cheetah
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Baby Cheetah (Acynoniyx jubatus)

Cheetah (Acynoniyx jubatus) is the largest cat from Felidae family. In top 10 biggest cat breeds in the world + pictures , Cheetah is noted for its speed. Their speed reach 110km/ hour with acceleration 0-100 km/ hour in 3,5 seconds. When they hunt, they use their speed to catch their prey. They are the most efficient and deadly predator on the ground.

6. Snow Leopard
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Snow Leopard (Uncia uncial)

Snow leopard (Uncia uncial) has thick grayish white coat with brownish black dots. The length of their body reach 1,3 meters and their tail length 1 meters.

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They don’t growl like other large cats. They live in snowy mountains in Asia, from Afghanistan to eastern Tibet.

7. Golden Cat
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Asian Golden Cat (Catopuma temmincki)

Golden cat (Catopuma temmincki) has larger size than domestic cats but smaller than tigers. The most visible characteristic of Golden cat is its coat n brownish yellow color with white and black stripe passed through their cheek. There is also white color between their two eyes and lots of black lines on their face.

8. Puma Cougar
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Puma Cougar (Puma concolor)

Puma cougar is popular around the world and identical with sport wear brand. Puma cougar can be found in America continent and genetically almost the same as domestic cats.

9. Sunda Clouded Leopard
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Sunda Clouded Leopard (Neofelis diardi)

Sunda clouded leopard is wild cat found in Borneo and Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Among other top 10 biggest cat breeds in the world + pictures, Sunda clouded leopard in Borneo is start to extinct and there are only about 10,000 individuals left.

10. Marbled Cat
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Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)

Marbled cat has beautiful coat and very energetic. Many people hunt this cat to take his beautiful coat.

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