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What is the largest big cat

I’ve seen pictures of a snow leopard that is the size of a small dog – around 4 feet long. A snow leopard is a large cat in the family Felidae – the cat family.

Is the snow leopard the largest cat? Does it have the distinction of being the largest?

The answer is not so simple.

Before we discuss the largest cat, let’s talk about some terms.

Cat – felis silvestris

Cat family – Felidae

Cat size – from kittens to adult cats, all cats vary as to size – from around 8 to 20 pounds.

One of the common assumptions is that cats are all the same size – which is not true.

Cats have different body sizes depending on the age, size and sex.

A kitten is small – a small adult cat is small – this is generally true.

A cat of a certain size is large – a large adult cat is large – this is generally true.

Now, for a cat to be the largest, it has to be the biggest in two categories – size of the body and weight.

The largest cat in the world is a tiger – a tiger is the largest cat in the world.

Tiger – bengal tiger

Weight – the weight of a cat can be different depending on the size.

The weight of a cat can range from 7 pounds (female) to 200 pounds (male).

If a cat is very big and heavy, it can be a burden to carry around – which can affect the movement of the cat.

Size of the body

Being the largest cat, a tiger has a big body – the size of a tiger’s body varies depending on the size of the tiger.

The tiger has a long, lean body – generally a tiger is a lean animal.

Tigers are very good at capturing their prey – a tiger can run as fast as 70 miles per hour.

Tigers don’t have claws – a tiger’s foot can be very sharp – like a knife.

Tiger size – from the tiger to the snow leopard – the size of a tiger’s body varies.

A tiger has a large body – a large adult tiger is large – this is generally true.

A tiger of a certain size is a large cat – a large adult tiger is large – this is generally true.

Weight

If a tiger is very big and heavy, it can be a burden to carry around – which can affect the movement of the cat.

A tiger is a very big cat – a big adult tiger is big – this is generally true.

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