Infographic on wild cat species in Africa, S. America and S.E. Asia
This infographic lists the wild cat species on the African and South American continents and in Southeast Asia. Remarkably there are a similar number of species in each region. The weight ranges are also listed per species. All of them are endangered to varying degrees through human activities of various kinds. Conservation is the most important topic when discussing the wild cats. Without focusing on conservation there will be no wild cats in the wild to talk about in the long-term future. That’s a genuine possibility and not fiction.
The information comes from the esteemed book by Mel and Fiona Sunquist, Wild Cats of the World. All the wild cat species are listed and discussed in some detail on this site. Please click on this link to start. Click this link for a long list of all articles on the wild cats on this site.
The greatest diversity in size of a single species (and there can be great diversity within one species as seen in the infographic) occurs in the tropical zones and the least in the temperate zones.