big cat

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Noun1.big cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wildbig cat - any of several large cats typically able to roar and living in the wild
family Felidae, Felidae - cats; wildcats; lions; leopards; cheetahs; saber-toothed tigers
felid, feline - any of various lithe-bodied roundheaded fissiped mammals, many with retractile claws
Panthera pardus, leopard - large feline of African and Asian forests usually having a tawny coat with black spots
Panthera uncia, snow leopard, ounce - large feline of upland central Asia having long thick whitish fur
Felis onca, jaguar, panther, Panthera onca - a large spotted feline of tropical America similar to the leopard; in some classifications considered a member of the genus Felis
king of beasts, lion, Panthera leo - large gregarious predatory feline of Africa and India having a tawny coat with a shaggy mane in the male
Panthera tigris, tiger - large feline of forests in most of Asia having a tawny coat with black stripes; endangered
liger - offspring of a male lion and a female tiger
tiglon, tigon - offspring of a male tiger and a female lion
Acinonyx jubatus, cheetah, chetah - long-legged spotted cat of Africa and southwestern Asia having nonretractile claws; the swiftest mammal; can be trained to run down game
sabertooth, saber-toothed tiger - any of many extinct cats of the Old and New Worlds having long swordlike upper canine teeth; from the Oligocene through the Pleistocene
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And forthwith Tarzan set out to make life miserable for the big cat.
The moans and the coughing of the big cats mingled with the myriad noises of the lesser denizens of the jungle to fan the savage flame in the breast of this savage English lord.
But the porcupine, squealing and grunting, with disrupted anatomy trying feebly to roll up into its ball-protection, flicked out its tail again, and again the big cat squalled with hurt and astonishment.
The big cat had finished the milk and was rubbing its whiskered cheek sinuously against her skirt.
Well, a cheetah is just a big cat, and yet a saucer of milk does not go very far in satisfying its wants, I daresay.
The CS on Friday said species recovery, tools for population monitoring and creating public awareness ae some of the strategies that can save the big cat population.
Though there were reports of big cat attacks on livestock, being top predators in food chain, their presence is crucial for maintaining a healthy ecosystem.
But Lillith is not the only big cat to have disappeared in Wales.
The Big Cat Sanctuary Alliance (BCSA) is made up of sanctuaries and related organizations in reaction to the large numbers of big cats found in captivity.
But in the past decade, the lion's share of big cat sightings have come from the West Midlands.
Saber-toothed tigers went extinct around the end of the last Ice Age but their demise still has value today: It can teach us how to save modern big cat species like the African lion before they too live only in history books.
A big cat has reportedly been spotted near Llanberis.