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Transcript of Cats

There are many different species of big cats, but the main ones are
The biggest wild cat living is the Siberian tiger. It can be more than 3.6 metres long and can weigh up to 317 kilograms which is equivalent to the weight of 2 three-seater couches. Tigers eat a lot of things,
from deer snakes and monkeys, to crabs
and small crocodiles.
Snow leopards are nearly extinct and only live in Asia.
Lions are also endangered. They used to live in south-east Europe and the Middle East, but now they only live in India and mostly Africa
The tiger is the largest of the big cats. Less than 3200 tigers are still alive. There used to be 9 subspecies of tigers, but now there are only six.
Charlie Schmidt's keyboard cat
The lion is not the king of the jungle, they don't even live in the jungle! They live in plains!
Size Ratio
All cats vary in size, here is chart which compare the average sizes of some.
Cats eat pretty much any meat, dead or alive. Cats also eat grass, but only if they want to to throw up.
How many?
Nobody knows how many cats are in the world but it is estimated to be around 2 billion.
Interesting Facts
Female cats are usually right handed, but male cats are usually left handed.
About 24 cat skins make a coat.
Cats make around 100 different sounds, where dogs only make 10.
Cats can run up to 49kmph over a short distance.
A cat can jump 5 times it's height.
In 1888 more than 300,000 mummified cats were found in an Egyptian cemetery!
Cats have 32 muscles in the outer ear where humans only have 6.
The oldest living cat on record was Creme Puff from Texas. He was 38 years old which is 168 in cat years
Cats have about 20,155 hairs per square centimetre.
The heaviest cat on record was Himmy from Queensland. He weighed 21 kilograms but died when he was 10.
The lightest cat named Tinky Toy only weighed 616 grams!
A cats heart beats nearly twice as fast as a human at 110 to 140 beats per minute.
Cats are good at many things, eating, sleeping and playing piano, just to name a few.
There are around 86 million house cats in North America compared to only 78 million dogs. Over 30% of households in North America own cats.
BIG cats
Presentation by Asher Cail
Cats have a reflective membrane in their eyes, which is why you see cats like this...
To this day, there are no more lions in North Africa because the Romans killed them all fighting in the Colosseum!
On average, cats sleep for 2/3 of the day.
Every year nearly 4 million cats are eaten in Asia.
A group of cats is called a clowder.
African lion 2.9m
Bengal tiger 2.7
The puma is a really big cat but is classified as a small cat. A puma is almost 2 metres long were a cheetah is only 1.5 metres!
Puma 1.1m-2m
Jaguar 1.65m
Cheetah 1.35m
Bobcat 82.7cm
African wildcat 51cm
Pet cat 46cm
African wildcat
African lion
Did you know... the roar of the Bengal tiger is so loud it can be heard over 2 kilometres away.
Did you know the speed of a bengal tiger can reach 100kmph
Hunting techniques. To kill prey lions bite the preys throat so it can't breath or bite the preys neck to break the spine . A lion's bite is 30 times stronger than a bite of a pet cat!
Did you know...

Big cats don't chew their food, they pull off pieces and swallow them whole.
One kick from a zebra can break a lions jaw!
Fishing cat
Tiger cat
Fishing cat
Margays use there agility to catch a a wide range of prey, including squirrels, opossums, sloths, small birds and sometimes fruit
A margay looks almost the same as an ocelot but a margay's tail is much longer, this is important for balance when climbing
Size and Appearance
Ocelots have a spotty coat coloured brown, grey, black, white and sometimes orange. Ocelots grow to be 67 to 97 centimetres in length.
Ocelots hunt alone but during the day several ocelots use the same hiding place to rest. They are nocturnal and hunt in the night. Ocelots normally sleep in thick grass or up on high branches. They have excellent senses making it easier for them to hunt at night.
Killer cats by Andrew Solway
Lion vs Tiger By Isabel Thomas
The cat family By Bev Harvey
Pumas (also known as mountain lions, panthers or cougars) are a light brown colour with round black ears and white under it's stomach. Pumas are mammals and live in North and South America. The top speed of a puma is 64-80km per hour which is quite fast but still far off from the speed of a cheetah (112-120 km). Pumas are the second best jumpers, (after snow leopards) they can jump 4 and a half metres high and 12 metres far! Thats the size of half a tennis court!
Did you know... like smaller cats, pumas cannot roar!
Pumas live alone and stay away from each other except for when they mate. Pumas put their scent on sicks to mark their territory. Pumas hunt large animals like elk and deer. They hunt day or night depending on what they want to catch. If pumas can't find large prey, they will eat porcupines, racoons, birds, hares and mice.
Scientists believe
there about 1.5 to
3 million ocelots in the world.
The name ocelot comes from the Aztec word for field cat.
Really wild, Pumas by Stephanie St. Pierre
Ocelots by Sam Dollar
Did you know...
The first cat was the Proailurus. It was alive thirty million years ago. The Proailurus was small, it weighed about 9 kilos. It had short legs, a long body and retractible claws. Then was the Pseudaelurus which lived around twenty million years ago.
Wild Cats Past and Present by John E. Becker
Did you know...
there are thirty-six species of wild cats!
There are two main species of lynx, the Canadian lynx (which is found in northern Canada) and the Eurasian lynx (which is found in Europe and Asia), both species prefer to live in forests. Eurasian lynxes are between 80 and 130 centimetres long. There main food are small deer, but they also eat hares, wild sheep, or large red deer. Canadian lynxes are smaller and lighter than Eurasian lynxes, and eat smaller prey. They mainly eat snowshoe hares.
Iberian Lynxes
The Iberian (spanish) lynx, is only found in a few parts of Spain. It is probably the world's most threatened cat. even though they have been protected since 1974, they are still illegally shot.
Bobcats are smaller than lynxes but other than that they look the same. Bobcats hunt cottontail rabbits in the south and snowshoe hares in the north but they can take down prey much larger than them.
More on Tigers
When they're born
When tigers are born they weigh only one kilogram. Baby tigers are blind for 10 days after they're born then they open their eyes. They are cared for 2 years by their mother then they are left alone. Tigers spend most of the day sleeping. They walk on soft pads on their toes, they have five on their front feet and four on their back feet. Tigers live in cold forests, hot jungles or grassland.
Timba the Tiger by Jan Latta and Jon Resnick
Did you know...
Tigers footprints are called pug marks
All tigers have different markings and stripes
Tigers have little white marks behind their ears so it's easier for other tigers to follow them in tall grass
Tigers have powerful jaws, sharp teeth, good eyesight, good hearing and a good sense of smell. Tigers sneak up on their prey. They lay down on their bellies and crawl very slowly. It can take 30 minutes to cover a short distance. Then they charge and pounce. About one hunt in twenty is successful. Tigers can eat up to 35 kilograms of meat at once. Each tiger has it's own territory. Males territories are about 100 square metres big and females territories are about 50 metres square. They mark their territory by peeing on trees or leaving their claw marks on trees. Tigers are good swimmers but don't like getting their face wet. They usually back into water.
© Steve Winter
Did you know...
Tigers lived on earth around two million years ago. There where eight different kinds. Three of them have become extinct in the last 50 years. Humans still kill tigers illegally for their skin and bones and destroy their habitat and prey. There are now only 5000 tigers left in the wild.
Snow leopards
Kitten to Tiger by Jason Cooper
Snow leopards are the best jumpers of all cats. They can jump at a top distance of 15 metres, that's about the height of a 5 storey building or the length of five cars!
Cool facts
Did you know...
Snow leopards can hunt and eat animals three times it's own size
Snow leopards have light green or grey eyes,the other big cats all have yellow or gold eyes
Snow leopards eat mainly wild sheep and goats, they are also known to eat hares and rodents.
Cheetahs are the fastest land animals on earth. They can run 112 kilometres per hour but they can only go this fast over a distance of 500 metres, then they have to rest. A cheetah reaches this speed in four seconds. After a long chase a cheetah can take as long as 30 minutes to recover it's breath. Cheetahs can cover 7 to 8 metres in a single stride, cheetahs can take four strides in one second! To see and catch prey, cheetahs find a high place--like a tree stump-- and then chase after any sighted prey.
Animal lives: Cheetahs By Sally Morgan
Speed and Hunting
Big Cats By Lynn Huggins-Cooper
Did you know...
Cheetahs have to eat their kill quickly because they're not strong enough to defend themselves from lions, wild dogs, hyenas, and other predators.
By the end of this Prezi I hope I have convinced you that cats are truly awesome animals
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