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Noun1.Felidae - catsFelidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
mammal family - a family of mammals
Carnivora, order Carnivora - cats; lions; tigers; panthers; dogs; wolves; jackals; bears; raccoons; skunks; and members of the suborder Pinnipedia
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
Felis, genus Felis - type genus of the Felidae: true cats and most wildcats
genus Lynx - lynxes
big cat, cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
genus Panthera, Panthera - lions; leopards; snow leopards; jaguars; tigers; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
genus Smiledon, Smiledon - saber-toothed tigers
genus Nimravus, Nimravus - false sabertoothed tigers
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Jane wondered at their apparent apathy, and a moment later her wonder turned to amazement as she saw the great cat come quite close to the apes, who appeared entirely unconcerned by its presence, and, squatting down in their midst, fell assiduously to the business of preening, which occupies most of the waking hours of the cat family.
There are, too, fewer carnivorous reptiles at the north end of the island, and not so many of the great and ferocious members of the cat family as take their hideous toll of life among the races further south.
Predominantly found in the western part of Saudi Arabia, sand cats are the only species of the cat family to live exclusively in the desert.
daily during the exhibition period, the festival will highlight the theme of "Voice of Flowers" and incorporate many local flowers and elements like music and the Flora Expo's mascots 'Leopard Cat Family,' creating a situational story in which the Leopard Cat Family is leading a musical garden party, according to the event organizer.
Which animal is the only member of the cat family which cannot retract its claws?
The Admin Head of the Zoo, Brig Chughtai explained that the zoo is sprawling over an area of 210,300 square feet which houses the largest cat family in one place in Pakistan.
Crazy About Cats takes us on a world tour of the cat family (not really about domestic ones).
Like most members of the cat family, they can protract, or extend, their claws and retract, or withdraw, them.
THE STORY OF CATS (ITV, tonight, 8pm) NEW nature series that compares the humble moggy with their big cat cousins - gaining surprising insights into the entire cat family.
More than the effect of physical size and climate change, they found evidence indicating that early members of the cat family, arriving in North America from Asia, contributed to the extinction of 40 ancient species of dogs.
Which member of the cat family is its biggest representative in the Americas, and third-biggest worldwide after lions and tigers?