12 Rare And Unusual Species Of Wild Cat You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

 

While we're all familiar with big cats, having seen pictures of them or visiting zoos, you may be surprised to know there are plenty of other wild cat species out there in this big, wide, world. These wild kitties may not be as big as lions, tigers, leopards or jaguars, but as you'll see from the images, they certainly differ from your average household feline! Cats evolved into a distinct family, known as the 'Felidae' family, about 25 million years ago. They gradually spread across the world and different species developed different features, according to their environments and evolutionary needs! Take a look at these awesome cat species!

 

Bay Cat

 

Serval

 

Fishing Cat

 

Jaguarundi


 

Leopard Cat

 

 

Pampas Cat

 

Clouded Leopard

 

Caracal

 

Black-footed Cat

 

Sand Cat

 

Pallas Cat

 

Canadian Lynx

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