Thursday, June 30, 2011

World Most Unique And Rare Cats - 8 Pics

Cat, Felis silvestris catus, is a kind of carnivore. The word "cat" usually refers to the "cat"that has been tamed, but can also refer to the "big cats" like lions, tigers, and leopards.

Forkamer, The cat is one of the most popular pet in the world. Cat lineage officially listed as a cat breeds or strains of pure (pure breed), such as Persian, Siamese, Manx, sphinx. Cats like this are usually bred in captivity official animal.

The number of cat race is only 1% of all cats in the world, the rest is a cat with half-breed such as a wild cat or kitten home.


Serval


Serval (Leptailurus serval) is one type of African wild cats are believed to be a long-legged ancient ancestors of lions and cheetahs. These cats inhabit savannas of Africa. This cat has a small head and long legs are very efficient to catch prey. They are also very intelligent. Serval is a wild cat are most often kept as house pets.




Sand Cat

Sand cat (Felis margarita) lives in the deserts of Africa, Arabian Peninsula, and West Asia. same size as the domestic cat, but with a thicker fur. Sand the paint has a broad head and the hair grows in between the legs, the excess is often found in cats Arctic. The goal is to adapt the foot to the environment. This cat is listed as endangered animals, hunting them was banned in many countries.


Ppallas's Cat

Pallas's The Cat (Otocolobus manul) called "Manul". Only the size of a domestic cat, but seems more severe because of the dense fur. Pallas's The Cat is different from other cats in that it has big eyes and teeth and the gap a little more, giving the appearance of the face is relatively flat.

These cats ranged from Eastern Europe to Siberia, to explore a higher altitude than the Middle East and Asia. Cats are considered the oldest cat species, which evolved about 12 million years ago. Although cats are rarely found, you are probably familiar with this cat because popular images of a poster.



Margay

Margay (Leopardus wiedii) resemble domestic cats, but smaller than a house cat. Margay also have relatively longer legs than a house cat and is an excellent tree climber.

Cats are spread across the region stretching from Mexico down through Brazil. The species is in danger and is rarely seen, because only hunt at night and remain hidden in the rainforest.


Fishing Cat


Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus) there is in asia south and Southeast Asia, where he preferred to live near water is better for fishing, of course. He was the first swimmer from the family cat a cat. This cat is listed as endangered because their habitat is being destroyed as a wetland drained for human use.



Caracal


Caracal has a typical appearance of North America, this cat is growing well, and living in Africa and Asia. This cat grows about three feet long. Caracal prefer to live in mountain or desert areas, and can survive without water longer than other cats. Although rarely seen, there are a lot of caracal in the wild, and sometimes taken as pets.




Andean Mountain Cat


The Andean Mountain Cat (Leopardus jacobita) is very rarely seen, limited habitat in the mountains of Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile at an altitude above the tree line. Total population estimated at only around 2500. This cat is growing almost as big as a house cat, with long thick tail that could provide a useful counterweight to maneuver around the mountain.



African Golden Cat

African Golden Cat (Profelis aurata) is not always golden. In fact, the color varies greatly between individuals, ranging from reddish gold to dark gray with a special mark on several cats and a lighter chest. Cats also can change color during their life cycle. Golden Cat native living in the equatorial African rain forest. These cats are rarely seen, grows 30-32 inches long and weighing up to 40 pounds. Golden Cat animal classified as near threatened with extinction.