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IN Animals ON 27 Jan, 2015
These cat species are real, but it's too hard to believe that they are. They are wild yet gorgeous.
All the creatures on earth need love and an assurance that we will protect them. Their survival is every human being's responsibility.
Habitat loss, threatening, inbreeding, hybridization are few of the threats faced by wild feline species around the globe. Many of them are in danger of extinction, and we must save them before their habitats get destroyed further.
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There are only about 70-110 Asiatic cheetahs left in the wild, all occupying the central plateau of Iran. Please do your part and protect them today!
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In 2011, the total population of Bengal Tigers was estimated fewer than 2,500 individuals with a declining trend. Since 2010, they have been classified as Endangered by the IUCN. They are the national animal of both India and Bangladesh.
Fishing cats are skilled swimmers and love getting wet. They were classified as endangered in 2008 and are found primarily in wetland habitats along the river and streams.
This mysterious wildcat lives only on the island of Borneo. They were listed as endangered by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
With a current population of less than 2,500 this cat loves hanging out by itself. It's sleek body and differently shaped head make this cat unique.
This small wild cat's status moved from Vulnerable to Endangered on the IUCN Red List in 2002. They are some of the rarest cats and several methods have been adopted for their survival.
The Iberian or Spanish Lynx is considered to be the most endangered wild cat species in the world.
With the longest legs, these cats mostly roam around African Savannas. Sadly, they are hunted down for their skin which is sold to bluff the tourists in the name of leopard's skin.
These adorable cats emerge only in the late afternoon to begin hunting. Due to their habitat degradation and hunting, these cat species have been endangered since 2002.
This threatened species is also known as Desert Lynx. With a high and rounded skull and stoutly built, these creatures also produce a typical barking sound.
With a lifespan of about 12 years, these medium-sized nocturnal cats inhabit tropical forests and are rarely spotted. It was not until 2002 that the first photograph of a wild African Golden Cat was captured.
A.k.a the Golden Tiger has a distinct a color variation caused by a recessive gene. Golden Tigers tend to be larger and have much softer fur than their orange relatives.
They are the size of domestic cats and inhabit the deserts of northern Africa and central Asia. These animals live in vast, arid locations and thus are difficult to study. Unfortunately, sand cats are threatened by habitat loss, hunting and pet trade.
Clouded Leopards are the evolutionary link between the big and small cats. They are endangered due to habitat loss following deforestation and poaching for the wildlife trade. Do your bit today, and share this story with your friends and family!
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