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North American Mammals - Cats



Ocelot
(Leopardus pardalis)
Ocelot
Ocelots have short tawny to reddish brown fur marked with black spots and rosettes. The underside is lighter or white in color. They have a white spot on the back of each ear and white markings around the eyes and mouth. The tail has black bands the... Read more >
Margay
(Leopardus weidii)
Margay
The Margay is a small spotted cat that looks like a small Ocelot. The fur is usually tan (sometimes grayish or cinnamon) with dark brown spots form in rows along length of body. The underside is white. The fur is soft and thick Read more >
Canada Lynx
(Lynx canadensis)
Canada Lynx
The Canada Lynx is usually yellowish-brown and sometimes has dark brown spots. The upper parts often have a grizzled gray appearance. The underside is pale buff color. The tail is short, often ringed, and has black tip. The fur on the body is long... Read more >
Bobcat
(Lynx rufus)
Bobcat
The Bobcat fur has many shades buff and brown, with dark brown or black stripes and spots on some parts of the body. The tip of the tail is black. They have tufts of hair on tips of ears, and longer tufts of hair on the side of the head. Read more >
Jaguar
(Panthera onca)
Jaguar
The Jaguar is tan with black rings and spots. Some Jaguars are completely black. Jaguars resemble leopards but are sturdier with larger head. Read more >
Cougar
(Puma concolor)
Cougar
The Cougar is a large, slender cat with short fur. Color ranges from yellow brown to grayish brown on the upper parts, with pale underside and white chest and throat. The nose is pink with black border. The tail is long with black tip. It has... Read more >
Jaguarundi
(Puma yaguarondi)
Jaguarundi
The Jaguarundi is small cat, slightly larger than a domestic cat. It has a proportionately longer body and shorter legs than other American cats. There are two color forms- one is greyish black and the other is reddish. The fur coat is uniform in... Read more >