The Variety of Feline World Is Astounding – 7 Pictures
So far, scientists have identified 41 different species of cats. Here, on Animals Look we talk about the cats all the time but mostly it's because they are extraordinarily cute or funny. Today, we'll talk about the cats that you just don't see very often either because their population is small or because they live in places not many humans go to.
1. Pallas' cat
Pallas' cat are believed to be the oldest cats (they evolved to their “current look” some 12 million years ago). They're about the same size as your house cat but have round pupils instead of usual “slits”.
2. Caracal cat
Caracal cat got its name from the Turkish word “karakulak” which would translate to “black ears”. These felines are fearless night hunters who often attack pray few times their size.
3. Flat-Headed cats
Flat-Headed cats originate from islands of Borneo and Sumatra and are docile fish hunters. Their nocturnal hunting habits are keeping them off the predators' radars.
Margay are, same as the most of the cat species, nocturnal hunters, originating from Central and South America. What is specific for them is that they're excellent climbers. And also, adorable…
5. Andean mountain cat
Andean mountain cat are only seen in Andes mountains in South America. They're so rare that they are rarely even seen, let alone photographed. Their population is estimated to around 2500. This is one of the rare species of cats that you can't see anywhere in the world in captivity.
6. Fishing cat
As expected, Fishing cat, native to Asia lives next to the water. They are still having a decent population, but are rapidly decreasing in numbers because of humans destroying and polluting their habitats…Also, as expected…
7. Sand cats
Sand cats live in the hot parts of the world, Arabian Peninsula and Africa. They share the same trait that some arctic cats have, fur growing between their toes. Reason is the same, insulation from extreme ground temperatures.