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Big and Small Cats

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Cheetah
long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws
Lion
large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
Leopard
large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
Tiger
large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes
Liger
offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
Tigon
offspring of a male tiger and a female lion
Jaguar
a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard
Cougar
large American feline resembling a lion
Snow Leopard
large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
Bobcat
small lynx of North America
Lynx
short-tailed wildcats with usually tufted ears
Cat
feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and being unable to roar

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