All 40 Species of Wild Cat (Organised by Lineage)

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10 ай бұрын

Wildcats are some of the most beautiful and interesting animals on the planet. There are 40 species of wildcat separated into 8 distinct lineages providing one of the most interesting stories of evolution in the animal kingdom. The oldest split between all remaining extant species of cat occurred more than 10 million years ago when Pantherine containing the big five split from Felinae containing the rest of the felids. The Felinae family then continued to diverge until around 1-3 million years ago producing amount others, the Caracal, Ocelot, Lynx, Puma and Domestic Cat lineages. In this guide, we'll explore each split in the Felidae family and the lineages and species of wild cats these evolutionary divergences produced.
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00:51 Panthera Lineage (inc. Lions, Tigers & Jaguars)
07:06 Puma Lineage (inc. Cougar & Cheetah)
09:46 Lynx Lineage (inc. Eurasian Lynx & Bobcat)
13:19 Caracal Lineage (inc. African Golden Cat & Serval)
15:20 Bay Cat Lineage (inc. Asian Golden Cat & Marbled Cat)
16:31 Ocelot Lineage (inc. Oncilla & Margay)
20:40 Leopard Cat Lineage (inc. Pallas’s Cat & Leopard Cat)
24:15 Domestic Cat Lineage (inc. Chinese Desert Cat & European Wildcat)
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Leopards vs Jaguars
Caracal’s Ears
African Golden Cat
Where to see Canada Lynx
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Icannotfly 7 ай бұрын
Fun fact - my grandad told me once of the cat that would come to his house in jeddah all the time in the 40s that they named MishMish (which means apricot in arabic) . He said it was pretty big and ‘probably a stray’- but very affectionate and relaxed. I was curious and looked up sand cats , showed him the picture with no context and said ‘YES! That’s him :)’. Can’t believe my grandad legit had a wildcat just chilling in his home (Edit: my grandad died two days ago, and knowing how many people found this one part of his life so wonderful is heartwarming. I discovered another deeper story attached to Mishmish and how it was murdered by a neighbors cat leading to a very moral story. I want to turn this into a comic or animated short film, and was going to ask him the details again the next time I saw him, but unfortunately it will have to be from my memory; in his memory. I told him about you all and the attention this comment got a couple weeks before he died, and he was intrigued, if a bit mistified as to why so many people care (he was a man with a crazy life) the answer? The internet loves cats. I love you grandad, and I miss you even more )
Large Bass
Large Bass Ай бұрын
My dad lived in South Africa as a boy, found a kitten in the bushes and took him home. He was called Stompie. I asked him to describe it, and his description was exactly that of serval, since no cats lived in the neighborhood, and a random kitten(wich he described as being defensive but sickly) was found in the bushes, sounds like an abandoned kitten left behind by his family. My dad also said he was massive compared to all the other cats he'd ever seen when Stompie grew up. I send my condolences about your great loss and hope that movie your making comes along well friend!
تَذْكِرَة - A Reminder
تَذْكِرَة - A Reminder Ай бұрын
ربنا يرحمه ويغفر له ويجعل مثواه الجنة
Jessica Zaytsoff
Jessica Zaytsoff Ай бұрын
@Daniel Salinas in my brain they became friends. I will hear nothing to dispute this 🙂
Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke Ай бұрын
Cats always know a good gig when it's presented to them 🤗
peace bewith u
peace bewith u 2 ай бұрын
That's cooool
Ricardo Rodrigues de Almeida
Ricardo Rodrigues de Almeida 8 ай бұрын
Fun fact: Jaguars actually have a stronger bite force than the much larger lions. They use this strong bite to pierce crocodile scales and break turtle shells.
Duder 15 күн бұрын
@Altagracia Adames that is just outright not true, 120 mph is faster than a cheerah
Altagracia Adames
Altagracia Adames 15 күн бұрын
Fun fact. A black Jaguar can also run over an African lion 🦁 at excess speeds of 120mph.
Duder 19 күн бұрын
@James Amadasun These two people killed the unfortunate caiman, and upon killing it, they found a nearly full jaguar inside it.
Srihari🐵🐒 20 күн бұрын
Nop3, theyre the 3rd strongest big cat after the tiger and lion.
James Amadasun
James Amadasun 20 күн бұрын
@Duder proof? Source?
Scyllaya 7 ай бұрын
Wild cats are the only animals where no matter how diverse... wild, big, small, and no matter the differences, they will still have all the required features for humans to go "look at the cute kitty and it's big fluffy toes". My brain should not have the urge to pet every single one of these, due to survival being necessary, and yet I so want to.
Chakali Narsimulu
Chakali Narsimulu 15 күн бұрын
@P4boot 𝒿𝒽𝓊𝓁𝒿𝓀𝒾
Robin Chesterfield
Robin Chesterfield Ай бұрын
Oh god yes. I would hold myself back if I met one, but MAN it would be hard. I kept going "Oh you beautiful thing!" "Aww, wookit the FOOF!" "You precious fluffy!" and "Oh come here you beautiful baby" the whole time, to the video. :P
agentnukaz 2 ай бұрын
I want to have a pet moutain lion too make having a cat cool
kika A
kika A 3 ай бұрын
Cougars are more powerful than leopards Cougars,Grey wolves,Brown Bears and Jaguars are the Apex predators of their domain actually. Leopards are not Apex predator of any continent except Sri Lanka.
kika A
kika A 3 ай бұрын
The 5 biggest Cat species in the wild are 1. Tigers(80kg to 300kg) 2. Lions(100kg to 280kg) 3. Jaguars(45kg to 120kg) 4. Cougars(45kg to 110kg) 5. Leopards(40kg to 100kg)
Oson Houston
Oson Houston 8 ай бұрын
One thing not mentioned, one of the characteristics that distinguishes Felinae from Pantherinae is the ability to either purr or roar. Panthers roar, which brings me to my main point, Google mountain lion purring.
C7 3 сағат бұрын
@Indy Reno Cats and dogs are different, but they are great companions for different people. Wolves are more closely related to bears than cats.
Monsterbaby's Channel
Monsterbaby's Channel 8 күн бұрын
Gorillas can purr too...... which is weird.
michael angeletti
michael angeletti Ай бұрын
There is a channel here called "luna_the_pantera" She is a beautifull black panther that was hand raised from a tiny "kitten". She can not be released into the wild because of where she is. She loves her humans and dog friend and purrrs when she has her cheeks rubbed and chin scratched just like a house cat. Ive been following her and another channel called "I_am_puma." Messi the puma was born with health issues. Messi was going to be put to sleep because of health issues but was taken home by a loving man. If you like I recomend these channels.
Adrienne Gormley
Adrienne Gormley Ай бұрын
One of the interesting items I learned yrs ago in a book I have on cats is that the cougar/puma/catamount/mountain lion (the cat with the most different names) is the largest cat of the felinae, and is larger than the smallest of the pantherinae. So, oddly, the couter, the cheetah, and the like care technically "small" cats because they are not pantherinae, which are the "big" cats. Ain't science fun? LOL
Muhammad Siraj
Muhammad Siraj 2 ай бұрын
@Mary Ann the Nytowl Come visit Pakistan to see the snow leopard
ThatLastWaffle 7 ай бұрын
I like how he goes “large cats are terrifying” and them shows like 50 of the cutest large cat pictures I’ve ever seen
Jennifer Rademaker
Jennifer Rademaker 4 ай бұрын
That's how they get you. Cats are honey pot assassins
wampa hoth
wampa hoth 5 ай бұрын
i would try to pet every one of these animals. all zoos are petting zoos if you are brave enough
Suri 5 ай бұрын
I think all cats are cute even bald ones.
Muck Bucket
Muck Bucket 5 ай бұрын
Like 40
Kupferdrahtful 6 ай бұрын
haha yeah with that upbeat innocent music
Rayven Hitt
Rayven Hitt 8 ай бұрын
What's fascinating to me is that all cats, regardless of how far apart they are in terms of their lineage, exhibit so many shared features, characteristics, mannerisms and behaviors. You can take any two cats from this video - watch them walk around or even just sit for 5 minutes - and you'll notice huge nearly identical details about the way they function. Makes me think that their nearest common ancestor, the cat progenitor, must have loved boxes too!
Altagracia Adames
Altagracia Adames 15 күн бұрын
@C7 yeah like how a house cat could singlehandedly take down a hyena
C7 2 ай бұрын
Yes. A cat is a cat. I think small cats and big cats are closer than you think!
Rayven Hitt
Rayven Hitt 2 ай бұрын
@Maalik Serebryakov At best "god" created the universe and then life evolved without his further intervention.
Maalik Serebryakov
Maalik Serebryakov 2 ай бұрын
You’re theory is based on the FALSE theory of evolution. GOD created each species on the Planet. NOT darwin.
No one Literally
No one Literally 3 ай бұрын
@Rayven Hitt you know what you are correct on your observation they do look the same on how they sit and walk. Very strange isn't?
La Vida y El Triste Final
La Vida y El Triste Final Ай бұрын
Sorry, one correction: there is some controversy around the number of subspecies of jaguars. Some authors have described up to eight. At the very least, South American and North American jaguars are pretty different. South America jaguars are much larger: based on actual weight of captured and studied specimens, males in Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela weigh on average 95 kilos (with large ones exceeding 110 kilos) while Belizean male jaguars weigh on average just 57 kilos and Mexican males jaguars weigh only 50 kilos on average (half the weight and the corpulence of their South American brothers).
Aoife Moody
Aoife Moody 7 ай бұрын
Funny story. A friend of mine was once living up by himself in the Virginia mountains and one night he heard some distressed mewling from a kitten. After looking around for a bit he found the kitten, and with no mother anywhere in sight, and having heard this sound for hours, he brought it inside to keep it safe. After a few months the cat had gotten quite a bit bigger, and unfortunately developed a bit of an upper respiratory infection. When he took the cat to a vet they went over it and prescribed a simple antibiotic and gave it some vaccines. The last thing the vet said to me friend? "That's a fine looking bobcat you got yourself, where did you buy it from?" This was, somehow, the first moment my friend realized that his cat was a bobcat, lol.
Tyler 15 күн бұрын
@Rahat Zaman bout the size of a 10 week old tiger 🐅
Rahat Zaman
Rahat Zaman 2 ай бұрын
@Bangla mama yes
Bangla mama
Bangla mama 2 ай бұрын
@Rahat Zaman Bangladeshi?
Reid Stuck
Reid Stuck 3 ай бұрын
@wyvrn it literally sounds like an older woman screaming in a gutteral tone for her's horrifying, and idc how big a badass you are, if you hadn't heard it before and heard it while out by yourself, there's a 100% chance that you're about to head home for new underwear. Although I can't say for SURE that part this is true, I have heard from more than one source say that in places where they live in decent numbers, it's common to be told to "not try to save the screaming women in the woods" - they've adapted some of their vocalizations to sound like humans in distress in a deliberate effort to..well..get their dinner via delivery 😫
Jenn 4 ай бұрын
Sean Thomson
Sean Thomson 8 ай бұрын
I normally don't comment on these types of videos, but this was a very well crafted, informative, and compact segment, which is an art in of itself. It strikes a good balance between thoroughness and respects viewers time.
Isadora D'Urso
Isadora D'Urso 6 ай бұрын
@iParaShane yeah, he will not pass the exam with an A, but who gives a shit? not the average non biologist viewer
Mathias J.
Mathias J. 7 ай бұрын
Just what I was thinking
Textbook Travel
Textbook Travel 8 ай бұрын
Thank you, Sean!
iParaShane 8 ай бұрын
@Sean Thomson white tigers are not albino. They a leucistic. There are only 2 subspecies of tiger now (Tigris and Sunda). The subspecies mentioned in the video are now considered localities.
Sean Thomson
Sean Thomson 8 ай бұрын
@iParaShane What were some of the items that you caught?
Sucrose Boy
Sucrose Boy 8 ай бұрын
Nobody asked for these videos, but i cant thank you enough for this. Literally used to spend days looking through Wikipedia’s of animals and plants to “study” the evolutionary connections of different species. Thank you for this!
Mahapushpa Cyavana
Mahapushpa Cyavana 7 ай бұрын
@Textbook Travel Plants are a massive category. Maybe stick to wild versions of domesticated plants. Or ones useful to some humans e.g. Deadly Nightshade, Dandelions (for food), St. John's Wort, Datureae, etc.
Sucrose Boy
Sucrose Boy 8 ай бұрын
@Textbook Travel I’d love to see this on plants. Went through every conifer on Wikipedia and that was incredibly interesting. Definitely would hope to see that sometime!
Textbook Travel
Textbook Travel 8 ай бұрын
Thank you! Me too! I would like to get to plants at some point too, thank you for mentioning them
Billy Everyteen
Billy Everyteen 7 ай бұрын
My favorite is the Rusted Spotted Cat. It's like a cat that permanently stays a kitten. Also, something odd I noticed is that the video gives most measurements in Imperial Units (pounds and feet), but gives speed in metric (kilometers).
Jordan Damian
Jordan Damian 4 ай бұрын
In some places that use the metric system it's not too uncommon for people to use the Imperial System for certain measurements. A lot of people in Canada tend to use Ibs, feet/inches for body measurements unless you're in the medical field or something. A lot of cooking is done in Imperial units also, since imperial measurements tend to be easier to remember (ex. ½cup is easier to remember then 118.3ml). It is a bit weird tho I guess, since most videos stay consistant with their measurement system.
Terry Jones
Terry Jones 7 ай бұрын
@Levi Peterken Yes
Glemur the Tiger
Glemur the Tiger 7 ай бұрын
The are the smallest
Levi Peterken
Levi Peterken 7 ай бұрын
is lineage here meant as in genus? Is that what the title of the video refers to?
HkFinn83 7 ай бұрын
Yeh British people are taught both systems at school and we switch depending on mood 😂😂
Famously Unknown
Famously Unknown 7 ай бұрын
They're so beautiful and precious. I wish I could pet them all (without dying or losing a limb) lol great video!!
Reid Stuck
Reid Stuck 3 ай бұрын
@WcattedMirenyun that sounds like something a cheetah trying to convince me to let him eat me would say. Your name is also a little sus in this same context 🤔
WcattedMirenyun 6 ай бұрын
Cheetahs are actually friendly
Booker 7 ай бұрын
@221 b But yes, I love Messi he’s so sweet for a wild animal.
221 b
221 b 7 ай бұрын
@Booker Oh awesome, gotta check him out. Messi is a Puma that lives with a Russian family. They also have a Cheetah but the Puma is insanely cuddly, he basically an oversized house cat. He's trained together with dogs and super friendly, everyone pets him when they take him out.
Booker 7 ай бұрын
@221 b No no there’s a jag on the internet that’s semi famous his name is tank, and he really likes belly pats.
Jazz Corneille
Jazz Corneille 8 ай бұрын
25:09 the most important fact about the Black-footed cat: It's the deadliest cat in the world. With a hunt success rate of more than 60% it's the ultimate predator. And with a weight of 2 kilograms and an overall length of 35-50 centimeters it's truly a force to be reckoned with and I definitely want one
Lara Palma
Lara Palma 5 ай бұрын
And it DEFINATELY wants you lol
Chris Whinery
Chris Whinery 7 ай бұрын
I used to live in San Diego and they have a pair of them at the San Diego Zoo's Safari Park (it's basically a second zoo in the northern part of the county, owned by the same people as the more famous zoo that used to have pandas). They are absolutely adorable in person.
Doodle Dangernoodle
Doodle Dangernoodle 7 ай бұрын
Moro 8 ай бұрын
Felines are just gorgeous amazing animals. This video was extremely well done and very educational. Bravo👏
Christopher Chuauhang
Christopher Chuauhang 7 ай бұрын
The Clouded leopard lives in my hometown and though it’s considered a nuisance since they steal chicken from farmers, I love them and I feel like they’re absolutely beautiful.
Peter Clarke
Peter Clarke Ай бұрын
Farmers just need to not be so fucking cheap and lazy and invest in some proper defences. We allegedly have a fox problem where I'm from, but always it's due to lazy chicken owners refusing to spend money on a bit of concrete and something other than cheap chicken wire.
Christopher Chuauhang
Christopher Chuauhang Ай бұрын
@marszenka if you want a pet then you should definitely look up the bengal kitten. Very pretty :)
marszenka Ай бұрын
They’re gorgeous. I spent a long time looking for a realistic clouded leopard plush because obviously i can’t have a real one. Stunning cat though.
Christopher Chuauhang
Christopher Chuauhang 3 ай бұрын
@Kazzy Kaioken not that I know of. They are very timid and are hardly seen up close. Their name is Kelral - which translates to goat’s bane.
Kazzy Kaioken
Kazzy Kaioken 3 ай бұрын
Are they any danger to humans?
TheoTheSeaEagle 7 ай бұрын
The European wildcats of Scotland have now been identified to be a subspecies, having been isolated for over 8000 years, just like the Fair Isle wren and the St Kilda wren are subspecies of the continental wrens
Reid Stuck
Reid Stuck 3 ай бұрын
They only recently were able to get one to take off it's kilt and put down their gahddamn bagpipes long enough to figure out their taxonomy.
Barry Munro
Barry Munro 4 ай бұрын
Got to ask - do they purr with a Scottish accent?
Lara Palma
Lara Palma 5 ай бұрын
How can they be isolated when you have the M 1?
Amanda K.
Amanda K. 7 ай бұрын
i just read that there are less than 100 pure scottish wildcats left! really sad
Brendann Hines
Brendann Hines 7 ай бұрын
I love the obligatory kitten pictures of each species. Great video!
#1 Marmaduke Fan
#1 Marmaduke Fan 7 ай бұрын
You know you’re a rare animal when you’re the only one represented by artist illustrations because there’s no footage of you. The Dale Gribble of the cat world.
Gabriel B
Gabriel B 7 ай бұрын
I saw a kind of Ocelot last week in the jungle, he was as big as a medium dog, what is surprising is that it's not far away from a metropolitan area, nature is healing, lads, south Brazil btw.
Robin Chesterfield
Robin Chesterfield Ай бұрын
Reminds me of the time a few years ago someone filmed a mountain lion walking down Center Street in my town. Yes, really. They are nearby, but they usually stay away from cities!
Lara Palma
Lara Palma 5 ай бұрын
Not fast enough
Chris Whinery
Chris Whinery 7 ай бұрын
In countries where people stop destroying the animals' habitats and killing them for no reason yes, nature can heal. Especially if responsible conservationists help them restore their populations. It's up to us as people though to make sure we balance our land needs with the need to keep plenty of protected habitat for these other wonderful animals to live in.
Azul Tarmizi
Azul Tarmizi 7 ай бұрын
Some of these I've never even seen or heard of. Thank you for the video. Would love to also see ancient/extinct cats if it's possible to make as well.
lemuret 8 ай бұрын
Excellent! The photographs are wonderful, some of the best I've seen, and the explanations are clear, well balanced and even witty. Glad to have discovered this channel.
Ozomilk 8 ай бұрын
I was just researching about Asiatic golden cats! I had no idea that there were more cats like them, cats of Southeast Asia are so difficult to find information on because they're so hard to come by in the wild, this video was super awesome and informative!
Juarez José dos Santos
Juarez José dos Santos 8 ай бұрын
I consider felines one of Nature's greatest masterpieces.
Crispy 7 ай бұрын
It’s been a bit since this was posted, but I’d just like to say I’m thankful for this amazing content, felines have been my favored animal for some time now, this was a great watch.
Kate Jeal
Kate Jeal 7 ай бұрын
Mike Patton
Mike Patton 8 ай бұрын
I really love the Andean Mountain Cat. So cute! The Black Footed Cat is the most efficient predator of all the cats. 93% of their hunts are successful.
Mike Patton
Mike Patton 7 ай бұрын
@Robert Smith I absolutely agree! I love your music! Wish and Disintegration are the best albums ever!
Robert Smith
Robert Smith 7 ай бұрын
I was smitten by the Andean Mountain Cat as well. I only found out about them in the last few years and I immediately found them to be the most beautiful small cat. It’s a shame they’re so endangered
Yayo 8 ай бұрын
I thought I was watching a video of a channel with easily more than a million subs. Turns out you have 8k, you deserve so much more. Really well made documentation, you made my evening! Good job and stay healthy, I'm eager to see more
Yayo 6 ай бұрын
@bookieplow Absolutely deserved
bookieplow 6 ай бұрын
40K now!
Samu Karesma
Samu Karesma 7 ай бұрын
Awesome video! Thanks! One hint, though, it would have been very helpful for getting the big picture to show some drawn pictures of the lineages when moving from species to species, also when talking about the habitat ranges, a map with the ranges colored would have also made it much clearer. But all in all, great work!
sussiest imposter
sussiest imposter 8 ай бұрын
Amazingly done, I love cats and this was well crafted and easy to folllow. I usually dont comment on vids, but this was very informative!
Joseph Woodward
Joseph Woodward 8 ай бұрын
I've been going through all your videos recently. I'm picky about where I get my natural science information, because I prefer it to come from a taxonomic or geographic position, which you certainly fulfill, and I just want to say wow what a fantastic channel you have. Just wonderful in every way. Cheers from Detroit.
Joseph Woodward
Joseph Woodward 8 ай бұрын
@des I do watch budget museum as well but thank you for recommendation tho!
des 8 ай бұрын
I feel the same way about this channel, have you ever heard of the budget museum? It is a tad bit more casual, but there's a good bit of decent content there!
proimsat 7 ай бұрын
I genuinely loved this video, I can't wait to see what else you have on offer!
Lucas Hyemdan
Lucas Hyemdan 8 ай бұрын
From what I heard the Iberian Lynx population was so low because of a French doctor that released a virus to kill the rabbits that roamed/damaged his home grounds, by doing that he almost decimated the entire rabbit population in France down to Spain and Portugal, it being the main meal of the Lynx, they quickly dropped in numbers not finding enough food
lord lem
lord lem 7 ай бұрын
I normally don't comment on these types of videos, but this was a very well crafted, informative, and compact segment, which is an art in of itself. It strikes a good balance between thoroughness and respects viewers time.
ShinGoji Ultima
ShinGoji Ultima 8 ай бұрын
The clouded leopard has to be the most beautifully marked of all the "big cats".
Blood, Sweat and Thorns
Blood, Sweat and Thorns 8 ай бұрын
Really enjoying your videos, just have to note that 'Nambia' gives me flashbacks to 'the Interpreter'; the country is named for the Namib desert and is pronounced with four syllables (na-mi-bi-ya). Just because it took me out of it, might be helpful to know as various world leaders also mispronounce it.
Caeruleus vm
Caeruleus vm 8 ай бұрын
Thanks for this. I noticed he also used the same mispronunciation in another video. The narrator has a pleasant and clear voice, but some very peculiar pronunciations, including "steeps" for "steppes" amongst others.
Paul Fear
Paul Fear 8 ай бұрын
Keep doin what you're doin(and get better while you do) and you're gonna a massively popular channel on your hands. Thanks for the content!
Ann W
Ann W 7 ай бұрын
I grew up learning the lynx and the bobcat as separate animals, so I think that was in reference to the Canadian lynx and bobcat. The more you learn
Kelly Thomas
Kelly Thomas 6 ай бұрын
Hello Ann how are you doing today.
this was an excellent video, it was fantastic in its ability to be brief on each entry so as to not overextend the length while still providing interesting information for each one. i also really loved the brief beginning detour of expressing your love of the pallas cat, especially as someone who also loves them myself :-D
Babs Bylow
Babs Bylow 6 ай бұрын
4:09 I've often wondered what it felt like to share a nap with a pride. I imagine it being not only laid back but also easily lazy and quite comforting. Like seriously? Who's gonna mess with someone surrounded by lions? 😄 While I know doing so is damt near impossible, it's fun to think about.
joemendoza10201 8 ай бұрын
A Friend of Mine said he saw a Jaguar in New Mexico close to Arizona when he was collecting Box turtles also saw some articles online about it confirming pretty amazing there range are in north America not just South and Central
Ashe the RED scout
Ashe the RED scout 7 ай бұрын
Jaguars will come up into far Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico and Texas. Rare to see but they’re here. Beautiful animals for sure your friend is very lucky to have seen one of these amazing creatures ^w^
KhanadaDragon 7 ай бұрын
I love Lynxes too! We have bobcats all over Texas, including the canyon behind the house where I currently live. We sometimes see a family or two pop up into the neighbors’ driveway in the spring after they’ve bred and the kittens are large enough to begin hunting on their own. I think they kill smaller domestic cats and squirrels among other things (probably some unlucky small dogs too-people have to be careful around here with their pets between the canyon predators and the big birds). The bobcat kittens are the best. I wish they were more tolerant of human company but they’re not remotely happy in domestic situations so we leave them alone and just enjoy the occasional driveway visit. My cat always freaks out when they come around (she’s strictly an inside kitty-this is not a neighborhood for u supervised small critters). Such an informative video-thanks!!
Eric Woody
Eric Woody 8 ай бұрын
Jaguars also can be found in North America. there Historic range extended all the way to Florida but is now confined to the dessert Southwestern US. Mainly Arizona.
Kelly Bish
Kelly Bish 8 ай бұрын
The clip at 7:45 is amazing! Those cats are massive, heavy creatures but they are elegant enough to not even break through the snow. Incredible!
Felix Johnsson
Felix Johnsson 8 ай бұрын
Leaving no traces
Навуходоносор J
Навуходоносор J 7 ай бұрын
Thanks for the interesting tale!👍 The pictures are gorgeous!😻
Tiina Berg
Tiina Berg 7 ай бұрын
I've always wanted to cuddle with a tiger. A well fed, well played tiger ready for cuddle time.
Girl Buu
Girl Buu 6 ай бұрын
There are a lot of people around where I live that believe their domestic cats are part bobcat, due to similar markings, size and short or non-existent tails. I was actually shocked to learn there has never been a documented hybrid.
rfmerrill 7 ай бұрын
This is a very good video! Are you sure that domestic cats are closer to European wildcats? I mean, I'm sure domestic cats have interbred with wildcats all over the place but I'd always heard that the average domestic is closer to African. They have in the past been considered one species though.
TheLongSummer Ай бұрын
Thank you for the scientific approach. We are treated to so many dramatized documentaries on animals and the wild these days, with a troubling anthropomorphic approach. This documentary was therefore a breath of fresh air in that aspect. I really learned something worth while from it.
fazsicle 8 ай бұрын
Telling jaguars and leopards apart: The video is right that both leopards and jaguars have rosettes. (Cheetahs have spots.) The other thing making them hard to distinguish is photos don’t show size very well. If next to each other, an adult jaguar would be way bigger. So I tell their photos apart mainly by build. A leopard is thick in its shoulder-blade area and shoulders, but the rest of its body is a bit slenderer including its slightly smaller head and longer tail. Look at 1:01 where its shoulder blades are bulging, but its head and neck look comparatively delicate. In contrast the jaguar’s muscle is more evenly distributed. It is “beefy” basically everywhere. 5:26 and 5:46 are great for seeing that. Some other good comparisons are where their chests are showing. Compare where the “upper arm” meets the chest at 4:21, to the same area in 5:11 and 5:31 (and 5:06, that dude’s stance looks like a bulldog!) Then look at the tails on any of the beefy dudes, compared to the tail at 4:31. Leopards have long tails for their size! Some jaguars can be identified extra quickly due to having multiple spots inside a single rosette, like at 5:31. (Some leopards have a tiny spot inside a rosette, but I have never seen a leopard photo with multiples like that.) There are subtle head shape differences too when you get a good enough angle to compare. Haha there should be a prize for reading all that 😊
matthew fors
matthew fors 6 ай бұрын
@Obnarujen Eskobar yeah but the biggest leopard males can look like the smallest jaguar females and by big i mean freakish big like how you or i maybe medium height and/or tall but compared to SHAQ we are midgets. if someone(anthropologist) 10,000 years from now from a future civilization that forms after ours fell and gets to the same tech level we are at now found a skeleton of SHAQ and say a bunch of other 7 footer basketball players after they all get lost on an expedition in the mountains. obviously the tail would be the giveaway at a glance, but there could be a HUGE leopard with a bunch of dots within the rosette like a jaguar and also have by chance have a thicker smaller tail. I mean, i would imagine jaguars are probably leopards that got caught on that side of the land split or something. i will google it in a second but i feel like i remember reading something like that at one point
Rosie Johnson
Rosie Johnson 7 ай бұрын
@Chris Whinery that's great for identifying big cats in movies and such that take place in a known location (for instance, Bagheera the "black panther" in The Jungle Book is a melanistic leopard, and Antonio's spotted friend in Encanto is a jaguar) but if all you know is it's a big spotted cat in a picture OR it's in captivity outside the natural range of either cat, knowing where each species lives isn't as helpful.
Chris Whinery
Chris Whinery 7 ай бұрын
Telling jaguars and leopards apart: Are you in South America? Guess what, that's a jaguar. Are you anywhere else in the world? That's a leopard then.
Misting Wolf
Misting Wolf 8 ай бұрын
Very nicely explained!
FuzzyPickles42 8 ай бұрын
Just wanted to pop in and mention - while it's easier to tell cheetahs apart because they're built much differently and have solid spots, a dead giveaway if you need help memorizing is the stripes on their faces. All cheetahs have a black stripe running from their eyes down to the corners of their mouths, outlining their muzzles.
Kristen Franklin
Kristen Franklin 7 ай бұрын
Loved this! Whats funny is when you got to the african wildcat my mouth dropped open cause my sweet house kitty looks exactly like them! Just about everything from the leg and face markings to the color. The only difference is she has a circle within a circle on each of her sides. and my favorite, two parallel rows of spots on her tummy.
JDW_09_ 8 ай бұрын
This was incredibly informative and the lynx genus is also my favourite genus
Genie Barrett
Genie Barrett 7 ай бұрын
Great video, but just to clarify, Ocelots and Jaguars have been seen in Texas. A friend of mine had an ocelot show up just after her goats had kids. In fact, the Jaguar used to range all the way into Canada at one time.
antwan1357 7 ай бұрын
This is such a beautiful and relaxing video thanks for making this.
Glenn Gilbert
Glenn Gilbert 9 ай бұрын
Excellent coverage of the current relationship between the extant cat species. Look forward to more
Fitri Ernawati
Fitri Ernawati 8 ай бұрын
7 72
Textbook Travel
Textbook Travel 9 ай бұрын
Thank you, Glenn! I've begun adding some diagrams and maps into the most recent videos, I wish I'd included them in this one!
Christine Ribone
Christine Ribone 7 ай бұрын
I'm so glad they decided to make the small version for all of us to enjoy in our own homes!!!
Tamas Mihaly
Tamas Mihaly 8 ай бұрын
Your channel is going to explode, man. It's really good. So thoughtfully made and the images you found for this one are tops! I wish you the best.
_ Sprolioli
_ Sprolioli 8 ай бұрын
Very great video, super glad i watched it. My only critiques would be, caracal and crepuscular were mispronounced, now this could be due his accent like the way he says "squirrels" i know that's a regional distinction. However, I've always heard them pronounced Car-a-kal and cur-pus-cue-lar. Super happy to hear so much information about the smaller forest cats that i didn't know about prior to this, keep up the hard work.
madi v
madi v 7 ай бұрын
i love these videos!!! i have always been obsessed with the animal kingdom and was the nerdy kid poring over enyclopedias for fun
Jennifer Balesteri
Jennifer Balesteri 9 ай бұрын
Extremely well done…very educational and I thoroughly enjoyed! Pallas cats are my favorite too😸😻😺
fazsicle 8 ай бұрын
Pallas Cats 😁 They look like they woke up too early in the morning
Arjuna Pradhan
Arjuna Pradhan 8 ай бұрын
@Textbook Travel dfujkjf
Arjuna Pradhan
Arjuna Pradhan 8 ай бұрын
@Textbook Travel N
bflo1000 8 ай бұрын
They are a trip!
Mistfall 8 ай бұрын
@Textbook Travel the white tiger is not albino it is luecististic the cat has pigmented lips and blue eyes, albino animals lack any melanocytes at all. While the former basically has what is similar to a dilution gene in a cat or horse. (I know the reference is not exactly accurate.)
Savannah Mavy
Savannah Mavy 8 ай бұрын
As a bird nerd, I have to apologize but you made a mistake at 8:59, the cheetah is not the fastest recorded animal in the world, it is the fastest land animal in the world but not The fastest. That title belongs to the peregrine falcon, which has been clocked during dives at speeds in excess of 200km/h if I recall correctly
gior nikitop
gior nikitop 3 ай бұрын
i think their top diving speed is well above 300km/h, since i know for sure some eagle species (we have one in my country) can reach that.
gior nikitop
gior nikitop 3 ай бұрын
@harry benny maybe they should say the fastest running animal in the world...
harry benny
harry benny 7 ай бұрын
If I jumped off a cliff as a base jumper and streamlined myself, I would reach speeds well over 200 km/h.. that doesn’t make me the fastest animal on the planet..
Josefine Larsson
Josefine Larsson 7 ай бұрын
@Savannah Mavy nope, the Mexican free-tailed bat is claimed to have the fastest horizontal speed of any animal.
melted dali
melted dali 7 ай бұрын
Wild that I've seen the fastest animal in the world dive bombing my bird feeder
ekki 8 ай бұрын
Snow leopards are also found in the himalayas, are they not? I'm from the eastern himalayas in India and we have snow leopards here
BOONES 917 7 ай бұрын
The Iberian linx can actualy also be found in central and north portugal, there is a natural reserve dedicated mostly to the populations of linx
Brian incidentally
Brian incidentally 8 ай бұрын
Thanks for the video! Just wanted to point out that genera is pronounced like general without the l, i.e. as JEN-er-a, stressed on the first syllable. Same with the caracal, which is CARR-a-cal (carr as in carry). As a bonus, Uto- as in Uto-Aztec is pronounced YOOT-o. Also, be careful not to refer to the Caucasus region as "caucus" region.
Kelly Thomas
Kelly Thomas 6 ай бұрын
Hello 👋
Bolapromato Queéjogodecampeonato
Bolapromato Queéjogodecampeonato 8 ай бұрын
Great video! We are watching all your excellent videos. Can you cite the evidence for the supposed feline evolution. Is there fossil evidence?
Ninja 6 ай бұрын
Amazing documentary!! You did an outstanding job!!!
unstoppableExodia 7 ай бұрын
I have to appreciate the level of research that went into making this video and the clear and concise presentation. Extra points for not referring to pumas as mountain lions or panthers - that’s one thing Americans do that always irks me because they already have the names cougar or puma that are distinct to that species therefore there is no real need to use terms that conflate it with unrelated pantherids
Sophia Lahen
Sophia Lahen 7 ай бұрын
Absolutely great photographs and information! Totally love this! 🎵a cat’s the only cat, who knows where it’s at..🎵
Tavion Jones
Tavion Jones 8 ай бұрын
Excellent video. It was educational & pretty easy to follow. The only thing a gotta say is the range of of the Ocelot & Jaguar extend as far north as the south west U.S. Whilst insanely rare, thier have been a total of several of these big cats documented in the U.S., specifically the sky islands of South Eastern Arizona & South Western New Mexico. Thier historical range (which they are slowly reclaiming themselves) stretched as far north as the Grand Canyon, as far west as extream Southern California, & as far east as Southern Texas. Ocelot's share a fairly similar range (except the Grand Canyon). Sorry for ranting about this. It's just as an Arizona native it makes me proud to now that my state is the foreground for the restoration of north americas rarest wild cats.
Rosie Johnson
Rosie Johnson 7 ай бұрын
@Camden Fix most likely an escapee from nearby captivity. I've heard sad stories of big cats purchased as "exotic pets" or kept in "private zoos" with bad living conditions, sometimes they escape or sometimes the owner fears for their own safety (or fears discovery by the law, since that's illegal in many places) and releases the cat, causing bigger problems for nearby wildlife and people.
Tavion Jones
Tavion Jones 7 ай бұрын
@Camden Fix if you saw a jag in Virginia, you should call your local authorities. That is out side there current natural range, & just outside there historic range. I'm not saying relocate the big cat, but it's presence in your area could potentially have a major impact on the ecosystem, & not the good kind. Also watch your back, they're not an apex predator for nothing.
Camden Fix
Camden Fix 7 ай бұрын
I live in Virginia and I’ve had a Jaguar in my backyard with no zoos nearby sooo I’m scared now
ploopy 8 ай бұрын
There's still about 50 Ocelots in Texas
fazsicle 8 ай бұрын
That is so cool!
_Paws_ 8 ай бұрын
The brow of the snow leopard and the tiger really do look similar, even their eye shape. Ever since I was a kid, I always suspected they were related; my theory is correct.
Tikimohn 8 ай бұрын
Jaguars are technically native to the south/southeastern U.S. they've just been hunted put of their habitats.
Cait 7 ай бұрын
These are such great videos, they make me fall deeper in love with our world
Tyler Ensminger
Tyler Ensminger Ай бұрын
Really informative and helpful to learn about all the cat species. Thank you for this video
nghtguy13 7 ай бұрын
Out of all of this, it's amazing at how beautiful and clean these gorgeous creatures keep their appearance. 😍😍😍 So pretty
Sven TheKilljoy
Sven TheKilljoy 8 ай бұрын
I love this channel, so educational!!
des 8 ай бұрын
Hi I just found your channel. I love your formatting and I appreciate the effort. thank you!
Mary Ann the Nytowl
Mary Ann the Nytowl 8 ай бұрын
This has been so very cool! Whether they purr, roar, or meow, they're all beautiful. ❤🐈‍⬛🐈❤🐯🐅😍🐆😍🐅🐯❤🐈🐈‍⬛❤
Kur Norock
Kur Norock 8 ай бұрын
1. Tigers can be much larger than 660 pounds. Some individuals have been in excess of 800 pounds. Tigers have the longest canine teeth of all the cats, and their canines continue to get longer as the tiger ages, making it easy to age a tiger by looking at their teeth. Tigers also have the strongest bite force of any cat, which is over twice as powerful as a lion's bite. Finally, tigers are the strongest animal in the world for their body weight. Meaning, no other animal in the tiger's weight class, is as strong as a tiger. 2. Wild jaguars have been spotted in the southwestern United States in the last few years, specifically in Arizona. Oddly enough, every jaguar spotted in the US has been male. Probably due to males expanding outwards, looking for territory of their own.
hk schubert
hk schubert 8 ай бұрын
This has been the most beautiful video documentary that I have ever seen anywhere anytime. Partly because I absolutely love my American Long Haired forest cat Snowball who at 8 years of age currently weighs 18 lbs.
C Q 7 ай бұрын
This is an excellent documentary. I thought I had my head around the Cats and subspecies. Thank You So Much. This is a definite save. Will watch again. Next to me, but not watching is my 17 year old Tuxedo Cat, Ms Lily. I kept encouraging her to watch some of her relatives, but to no avail. 🐅🦁🐈🐈‍⬛🐆🐾👏
smitmastaflex 5 ай бұрын
This would have been helpful 25 years ago when I did my 5th grade book report on leopards. Stay informing people of the big cats grace and ferocity.
Fr0z3n 9 ай бұрын
Cats are just so amazing they are all unique in their own ways
Not a people person
Not a people person 7 ай бұрын
@Money chaser Unck maybe it’s a Lion delicacy
Millie-! 7 ай бұрын
Yes I love cats 🐱
Ddot 7 ай бұрын
I wish people thought this way about people. We would probably be god’s by now. Who knows
Killatv 7 ай бұрын
@Cat ooôjjjjhvv
Jessie Moser
Jessie Moser 7 ай бұрын
I love them all 😃
Teague Jelinek
Teague Jelinek 7 ай бұрын
Sad about the extinct and endangered ones. Great vid thank you 👍
TheTingcat 7 ай бұрын
About a minute in, when you refer to domestic cats, that's actually a picture of a sand dune cat! Edit: wow! I didn't know they were part of the same group. Fantastic video.
Domen Bernard
Domen Bernard 7 ай бұрын
Every cat that goes out is wild. You just get the privilege to feed, pet and give shelter from time to time
Dillon Snyder
Dillon Snyder 7 ай бұрын
That was informative and enjoyable, good work
SarkasmaTV 8 ай бұрын
One correction- male bobcats in the north can reach up to 55 pounds (wild) southern bobcats are smaller, as someone who comes from Pennsylvania (the state that all bobcats originate from) and someone who loves cats, trust. The average for male northern bobcats I’ve seen weighed is 44.
John mellencamp
John mellencamp 21 күн бұрын
55lbs? Sheesh that's like the size of a costa Rican puma lol. I would also say that pumas reach super large weights up north but it seems they can be large anywhere across there range. 220lb pumas have been identified as far south in the US as new mexico, arizona and possibly even texas.
SarkasmaTV 4 ай бұрын
@Nick hey man, I’m just saying what I have been told my entire life 🤷‍♂️
Nick 4 ай бұрын
Bobcats do not originate from Pennsylvania. That's literally impossible.
John X
John X 7 ай бұрын
What a fantastic presentation on the different types of khajits present all over the Earth.
André Vicente Montera
André Vicente Montera 8 ай бұрын
Awesome video! I would just use scientific names too because the common names change accordin to the region.
Macan 7 ай бұрын
Great Video! Love cats and thoroughly enjoyed watching this :)
Matt S.
Matt S. 7 ай бұрын
For anyone who's wondering, The African Golden Cat looks a lot like the Asian Golden Cat. They may be closely related, but there's not enough research to verify it. Also, it's debated whether the European Wildcat is actually the closest relative to the Domestic cat. Newer research tends to support the African Wildcat who were famously popular in Egypt.
Ladda NerSkit
Ladda NerSkit 2 ай бұрын
My three favourite big cats are as follows: 1. Snow Leopard 2. Caracal 3. All types of Lynx/Bobcat
Vladimir Efimov
Vladimir Efimov 7 ай бұрын
European wild cats often visit the more remote farms, hunting for rats and mice and sometimes will even raise a litter of kittens in the more secluded corners of the outhouses. They get along rather well with domestic cats, but don't inter-breed.
sueV333 7 ай бұрын
I love the way small, domesticated cats are so much like the huge tigers and such. Cats rule!
Kelly Thomas
Kelly Thomas 6 ай бұрын
Hello Sue how are you doing today.
Clint Parsons
Clint Parsons 3 күн бұрын
It’s a shame we “domesticated” house cats instead of ocelots. They’re beautiful.
Reinaldo Souza
Reinaldo Souza 9 ай бұрын
Obrigado pelo ótimo documentário sobre tantas espécies de animais felinos e outras espécies,a narração dos fatos também é impecável mesmo eu não entendo inglês! 🤝👏 Achei fantástico as inúmeras espécies de felinos em tantas partes do mundo das quais aqui no Brasil temos algumas como a onça pintada,são todos de uma boniteza incrível! De Ituiutaba-MG,Brasil 🇧🇷,as 17:56,em 26/12/21.👐🙌
Reinaldo Souza
Reinaldo Souza 23 күн бұрын
@Textbook Travel Com certeza você ainda irá ver onças pintadas e outras espécies de animais da nossa rica fauna!🙌
Textbook Travel
Textbook Travel 9 ай бұрын
Uau! Obrigado por comentar! Você tem muita sorte de ser do Brasil! Existem tantos animais interessantes. Um dia gostaria de ver uma onça pintada no Pantanal!
Linda Jenkins
Linda Jenkins 6 ай бұрын
Very enjoyable informative video. The Lynx family are my favorite. Such wonderfully rich colorful pics of all the cats. I relished the personable warm faces of the Lynx, and the Serval.
Kelly Thomas
Kelly Thomas 6 ай бұрын
Hello Linda how are you doing today.
gary cole
gary cole 7 ай бұрын
News flash: I personally saw what appeared to be a Jaguarundi in San Antonio, TX about ten years ago. I was on my way to work on a semi rural road at about 4:30 am and saw it cross in front of me. It had a long slender body with an unusually long tail and the color was dark grey. This cat ran low to the ground and disappeared into the brush. I’ve also seen Caracaras flying here too, so wild animals will find a way to expand range and adapt for survival outside of their supposed boundaries.
Eric Howard
Eric Howard 7 ай бұрын
Very well made and informative video on wild cats.
rk2596 7 ай бұрын
Excellent, please continue making such superb videos!
Bubby 8 ай бұрын
Can you do one including domesticated dogs? I’m curious about what they’re related to
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