One cool fact about lions is that they are the most social among all the big cats. They live together in a group called a pride, which is a family unit usually comprised of up to 15 members, including up to three males, ... More »

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Lions are one of the largest members of the cat family. Because of their unique physical features, lions are known as the "king of beasts." More »

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White lions are native only to the Timbavati region of South Africa. They are not albinos; instead, their white color is due to a recessive trait from a lesser mutation in the same gene that creates albinism. White lions... More »

Although many of the big cats, including cheetahs, leopards and lions, have a tendency to avoid the water because they do most of their hunting on land, tigers are prolific swimmers and often use the water to patrol thei... More »

Many big cats such as lions, tigers, leopards and jaguars cannot purr because of a strip of cartilage that runs from the hyoid bones to the skull. The only big cat that purrs but cannot roar is the cheetah, which biologi... More »

Although cheetahs are one of the smallest species of the big cats, they are the fastest mammals on land with bodies that evolved for speed. However, the cheetah is also the most endangered of the cats due to habitat loss... More »

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Some interesting and important facts about leopards include that there are nine subspecies of leopards, and it is recognized as one of the four big cats along with tigers, lions and jaguars. Leopards are nocturnal and so... More »

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