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Wild Cats of North America


Ocelot
(Leopardus pardalis)
Ocelot
The Ocelot has short tawny or reddish brown fur with black spots and rosette shaped marks. The belly is white. The face has two black stripes down each side. There is a white spot behind each ear and white marks round the eyes and mouth. The tail...  Read more >
Margay
(Leopardus weidii)
Margay
The Margay is a small cat, and resembles a small Ocelot. It is a spotted cat with tan, grayish or cinnamon colored fur with rows of dark brown spots along the body. The belly is white. The coat is thick and soft.  Read more >
Canada Lynx
(Lynx canadensis)
Canada Lynx
The Canada Lynx is yellowish-brown, and sometimes has dark brown spots. The fur on the head and back is often a grizzled with gray. The belly is pale buff. The tail is fairly short with a dark tip and often has dark rings. The fur is long and...  Read more >
Bobcat
(Lynx rufus)
Bobcat
The Bobcat coat is buff and brown with some dark brown or black stripes and spots. The tail is tipped with black. The ears have tufts of hair on the tips and there are longer hair tufts on the sides of the head.  Read more >
Jaguar
(Panthera onca)
Jaguar
The Jaguar is a large tan cat with black spots and rings. Some Jaguars are all black. Jaguars are similar in appearance to leopards but are stockier and have a larger head.  Read more >
Cougar
(Puma concolor)
Cougar
The Cougar (also known as the Mountain Lion or Puma) is a large, slender cat. The fur is short and color varies from yellow brown to gray brown above, with pale underside. The chest and throat are white. The nose is pink with a black border. The...  Read more >
Jaguarundi
(Puma yagouaroundi)
Jaguarundi
The Jaguarundi is small cat, not much bigger than a domestic cat. It has a long body and fairly short legs compared with other American cats. There are two main color variations - a dark grey black form and a reddish brown form. The coat is fairly...  Read more >