Cool Cats

January 13, 2017
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This is a cheetah. It is the fastest animal on land. Find out about other kinds of wild cats.

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Margays are small cats. They live in the jungles of Central and South America. Margays are good climbers and spend much of their time in trees.

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Tigers are the biggest members of the cat family. They are fierce hunters. Did you know that tigers are also good swimmers? They love to play in the water.

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Caracals live in Africa and the Middle East. These cats have black, pointed ears. Caracals can leap high into the air to catch birds and other prey.

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Bobcats live in most U.S. states. These small cats are quiet hunters. They like to sneak up on prey and then pounce!

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Cougars have large paws and sharp claws. They can see and hear very well. These cats are also known as panthers, mountain lions, and pumas.

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Did you know?

Lions are the only cats that stay in groups in the wild. A group is called a pride. It hunts and lives together. Lions protect each other.

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