Top Ten BIGGEST Cats

From tigers to cougars to fluffy your neighbour’s pet, cats live all over the world. We’ve tracked down the largest recorded animal in each species to map and weigh them! The idea started when Earth Ranger Optimus Prime wrote a comment here on the Wild Wire that said “can you show us more life diversity bros, like big cats for example” and like the awesome bros that we are we jumped into action to bring you the top ten biggest cats.

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Since measuring the mass of the largest recorded animal in each species of cat can be kinda confusing we’ve measured them out in pounds, kilograms and bowling balls. For the bowling balls we’ve used a standard 16 pound ball, the heaviest one in a regulation game, that way the next time you run into the largest cheetah you’ll know he weighs around 7.4 bowling balls!


10. Caracal (Caracal caracal)


How big are we: 19kg, 42 pounds or 2.6 bowling balls

Where we live: Africa, Central Asia and Southwestern Asia

9. Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)

clouded leopard

How big are we: 23kg, 51 pounds or 3.2 bowling balls

Where we live: South of the Himalayas around Nepal, Bhutan and some areas of Northeastern India

8. Eurasian Lynx (Lynx lynx)

euasian lynx

How big are we: 36kg, 79 pounds or 4.9 bowling balls

Where we live: From Western Europe to Russia to Tibet and Central Asia

7. Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)


How big are we: 54 kg, 119 pounds or 7.4 bowling balls

Where we live: Sub-Saharan Africa and Northern Iran

6. Leopard (Panthera pardus)


How big are we: 65kg, 143 pounds or 8.9 bowling balls

Where we live: Africa and Asia

5. Snow Leopard (Uncia uncia)

snow leopard

How big are we: 75kg, 165 pounds or 10.3 bowling balls

Where we live: Central Asia to Northwestern China and Tibet

4. Cougar (Aka Puma and Mountain Lion) (Puma concolor)


How big are we: 120kg, 264 pounds or 16.5 bowling balls

Where we live: From Southern Argentina and Chile to Southeastern Alaska

3. Jaguar (Panthera onca)


How big are we: 136kg, 299 pounds or 18.7 bowling balls

Where we live: Southern Arizona and New Mexico to Northern Argentina and Northeastern Brazil.

2. Lion (Panthera leo)


How big are we: 272 kg, 598 pounds or 37.4 bowling balls

Where we live: Sub-Saharan Africa expect in desert and rainforests

1. Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris)

siberian tiger

How big are we: 423kg, 931 pounds or 58.2 bowling balls

Where we live: Northeastern China, Korea, Russia, parts of India and around the Himalayas

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  1. Leafy Leader
    Googa314 says:

    There is a family of lynxes around my neighbourhood.


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  2. Forest Friend
    graystripe says:

    the caracals have such funky ears! I love it!
    the snow leopard is so beautiful!


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  3. Forest Friend
    danmarvi says:

    the leopard is my favorite


    New Bee

    leolions Reply:

    I like all of them!


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  4. Toadstool
    SkyTiger says:

    loves the tiger:)



    tiger2217 Reply:

    me too!


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  5. Tree Hugger
    Tigerspirit says:

    I love tigers so much!!!!


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  6. Eco Protector
    pandalover17 says:

    cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:) 😉


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  7. Green Bean
    wolfsareawesome1234 says:

    Help me raise 25$ for the Eastern Wolf! My username is wolfsareawesome1234



    tiger2217 Reply:

    I’m trying to raise $75 but I have$150 now! You can ask your relatives for donations or do a bake sale.


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    SaElMc012345 says:



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  9. Toadstool
    SilverFox9 says:

    i sure thought the lion was the largest. But it is actually the Tiger. WOW!


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  10. Green Bean
    cjb123 says:

    I want a pet tiger!!!


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