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Big cats cannot
Which of these is true for lions but not for other big cats?
Lions live in groups.
Lions do not have whiskers.
Lions like to swim.
How might stripes help tigers?
Striped animals live longer.
Stripes help tigers blend in with tall grass.
Stripes repel insects.
Big cats are found in many places, including
north of the Arctic Circle.
A big cat's tongue is
smooth and soft.
covered with tiny rasps, or hooks.
longer than its head.
Which is the smallest big cat?
A group of lions is called
What do tigers like to do that may seem unusual?
A jaguar's strength is astonishing. A jaguar was once
trained to pull a stage coach.
seen dragging a full-grown horse over a mile.
the winner in a fight with a gorilla.
Which species of tiger has only 30 to 80 individuals left?
For centuries, the cheetah was known as
"the hunting leopard."
"Kublai Khan's hunter."
The skeletons of ________ are very similar.
house cats and cheetahs
lions and tigers
leopards and porcupines
Jaguars and leopards both have spots arranged in circles. The jaguar, however,
has extra spots that make a happy face design.
has an extra spot in the middle of each circle.
has far fewer circles.
A lion's roar can carry
the length of a football field.
The extinct saber-toothed tiger had _________ 8 inches long.
A hundred years ago, Bengal tigers were the favorite prey of
Maharajas and their guests.
Jaguars have been seen
fishing from a riverbank.
gliding through the air between trees.
at movie theaters.
The lions in a pride seem to get along well—except
first thing in the morning.
when it's raining.
Tigers can knock down animals
as big as elephants.
without even meaning to.
weighing more than twice as much as they do.
Jaguars and leopards may be born with nearly black coats. A close look in the right light shows
that these coats are really blue.
spots hidden in the dark coat.
that the underfur is white.
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