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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Wild Cats?

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Cats have been important to many cultures for a very long time. Many people love them and quite a few people have housecats. However, this quiz will focus on wild cats. By “wild cat”, we are referring to cats that occur in the wild, in an untamed and undomesticated state.This quiz isn’t designed to be too difficult, but let’s see what you think. Note that the images are purposely meant to have nothing to do with each question.

  • The largest type of wild cat in the world is the…

    • Lion
    • Tiger
    • Cheetah
  • Although this cat of the Americas has been known to be over 230 pounds, it isn’t considered to be one of the ‘big cats’. It also can’t roar, which all of the big cats can do.

    • Cougar or Mountain Lion
    • Lynx
    • Leopard
  • This type of cat kills more people every year than any other.

    • Cougar
    • Jaguar
    • Tiger
  • Which of the following is NOT one of the “big cats”?

    • Clouded leopard
    • Jaguar
    • Tiger
  • True or False: Less than 1,000 years ago, wild lions could be found as far north as Turkey and Greece.

    • True
    • False
  • Tigers and Cougars share this trait.

    • They are incredibly fast runners.
    • They are afraid of man.
    • They are excellent swimmers.
  • True or False: Unlike all other wild cats, cheetahs can’t retract their claws.

    • True
    • False
  • This is the only kind of wild cat that lives and hunts in groups.

    • Bobcats
    • Ocelots
    • Lions
  • True or False: Cats can see in total darkness.

    • True
    • False
  • True or False: Leopards have a larger range than any other big cat.

    • True
    • False

What do you think?

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Written by Rex Trulove

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    • That is really good! All of our cats in the pictures have or had great personalities. The one with the white boots is Paws and we got him as a rescue, half feral. To this day, he will only let my wife or me anywhere near him, and he only warmed up to her about a year ago.

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