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Cats who roar - Images of big cats from Genus Panthera

by Linden Volsun 18 May 2012
Cats who roar - Images of big cats from Genus Panthera

Panthera leo - Looks like these two lions have had a tiff! - Lions image via Shutterstock

Some images of big cats from the genus Panthera - the tiger, lion, jaguar and leopard, defined as great cats or those with the ability to roar.

Poaching, mainly to supply the Chinese traditional medicine market, game hunting, habitat loss and habitat degradation are just some of the challenges faced by these magnificent big cats.

Some other species of what are sometimes considered big cats are not able to roar, these include the cheetah and snow leopard.

IUCN Red List classifications: Tiger (Panthera tigris) = Endangered; Lion (Panthera leo) = Vulnerable; Jaguar (Panthera onca) = Near Threatened; Leopard (Panthera pardus) = Near Threatened.

Panthera tigris

Panthera tigris - Tiger image via Shutterstock

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    lion eating a giraffe

    Male lion (Panthera leo) eating a giraffe - lion image via Shutterstock

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    Leopard (Panthera pardus) in a tree - Leopard image via Shutterstock

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    Panthera onca in the Amazon jungle - Jaguar image via Shutterstock

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