Distribution of the Big Cats mapped

The term “big cat” is are commonly used to relate to any of the five species of the genus Panthera: lion, tiger, jaguar, leopard, and snow leopard. Except for the snow leopard, these big cat species can roar. A more broad interpretation of the term covers species outside of Panthera including the cougar, clouded leopard, Sunda clouded leopard, cheetah and even the several lynxes species. However, these added species also do not roar.

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