By: Luke Hunter(Author), Priscilla Barrett(Illustrator)
240 pages, 400 colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations and colour distribution maps
Ranging from the largest terrestrial carnivore, the polar bear, and...
From the ancient Egyptian cat goddess, Bastet, to the prophet...
Ranging from the largest – the Tiger to the smallest species – the Rusty-Spotted Cat and Black-Footed Cat, the world's wild cats are some of the most beautiful, ferocious and feared carnivores in the world. Wild Cats of the World provides a detailed account of each species of wild cat, examining their importance throughout history and the future of some of the most endangered breeds.
Using stunning photography and magnificent colour plates by top wildlife artist Priscilla Barrett to depict each cat in detail, Wild Cats of the World examines the characteristics of all 38 species, as well as their history, distribution and current IUCN status.
- Chinese Mountain Cat, Felis bieti
- Wildcat, Felis libyca/silvestris/ornata/catus
- Black-footed cat, Felis nigripes
- Sand cat, Felis margarita
- Jungle cat, Felis chaus
- Pallas's cat, Otocolobus manul
- Leopard Cat, Prionailurus bengalensis
- Flat-headed cat, Prionailurus planiceps
- Rusty-spotted cat, Prionailurus rubiginosus
- Fishing Cat, Prionailurus viverrinus
- Marbled Cat, Pardofelis marmorata
- Bay Cat, Catopuma badia
- Asian Golden Cat, Catopuma temminckii
- Serval, Leptailurus serval
- Caracal, Caracal caracal
- African golden cat, Profelis aurata
- Geoffroy's Cat, Leopardus geoffroyi
- Oncillas, Leopardus tigrinus and Leopardus guttulus
- Margay, Leopardus wiedii
- Ocelot, Leopardus pardalis
- Guiña, Leopardus guigna
- Colocolo, Leopardus colocolo
- Andean Cat, Oreailurus jacobita
- Eurasian lynx, Lynx lynx
- Spanish lynx, Lynx pardinus
- Bobcat, Lynx rufus
- Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis
- Jaguarundi, Herpailurus yaguarondi
- Puma, Puma concolor
- Cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus
- Snow leopard, Uncia uncia
- Clouded leopards, Neofelis nebulosa and Neofelis diardi
- Tiger, Panthera tigris
- Lion, Panthera leo
- Leopard, Panthera pardus
- Jaguar, Panthera once
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Luke Hunter is an Australian biologist and one of the leading names in wild cat conservation. He has worked on the ecology and conservation of carnivores since 1992, and he is currently the President of Panthera, the New York cat conservation organisation he helped to create in 2006. He has written over 120 scientific papers and popular articles on cats and other carnivores including A Field Guide to the Carnivores of the World. Wild Cats of the World will be his seventh book.
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