Mammals felines include more than 30 types of representatives.This is perhaps the most specialized carnivores, possessing excellent technique podkaraulivaniya, harassment and "theft" of animal food.Lifestyle these mammals are mainly crepuscular or nocturnal.They can be both monogamous and polygamous.For example, create the so-called lion prides (pack).Small cats (pets) reproduce every year and several times, and large (tiger, lion) - once in several years.
All in mother
If you look at the nice house cat, we can see how spectacular resemblance they have with their wild brethren!It certainly is good reason to believe that wild and domesticated cats are small cats are descended from a common ancestor!
wild felines are divided into different subtypes, corresponding to their habitat: African, European, Asian and desert cats.Because they live in their natural habitat, you are not picky as their domesticated cousins.For example, the wild cats in the "lean year" may feed on carrion or even insects!The only way they can survive.In addition, their diet consists of rabbits, fish, eggs, birds, rodents, snakes.
Wildcats Old and New Worlds
yet preserved places of the Old World and the New, is home to about a dozen of various small but wild cats and dogs.Outwardly, they differ from each other, but have certain common features that distinguish them from the big cats.
It is small, but very beautiful wild cat.He lives in Latin America, and is also found in the southwestern part of the United States.The coat had a grayish-white, show off her great black pattern consisting of strips and rosettes.Sometimes they noticed reddish-brown blotches.Other
their name - tigrilo (small tigers).They repeatedly tried to tame, to domesticate.However, all attempts to do this were in vain.Because of such a beautiful skins of these animals are on the brink of extinction.At one time they waged a brutal hunt.Ocelots remarkable climb trees, so the hunt and hide on them.
wild jungle cat
its other name - eared lynx or dzhunglevy cat.It's quite a large predator of the cat family, living in Central Asia, North Africa, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, and the Transcaucasus.These wild cats (photo 3) is quite different from ordinary domestic cats.Their basic coloring - gray-brown to red (or olive) on top of the shade.From the sides lighter coat.The tail is much darker tulovischa.Pitayutsya reed wild cats small rodents (mice, ground squirrels, voles), birds living near water bodies (ducks, pheasants), lizards, rabbits, turtles, young ungulates and, of course, of different fish.This excellent swimmers.Unlike its smaller domestic relatives, these animals do not experience fear of the water.