The largest cat species in the world is the tiger. They reach, on average, 11 feet from head to tail and can weigh up to 675 pounds.
There are seven recognized subspecies of tigers: Bengal, Indochinese, Malayan, Siberian, South Chinese and Sumatran.Of these subspecies, the Siberian tiger is the largest. Compared with the smallest subspecies, the Sumatran tiger, the Siberian tiger is the same length but two to three times heavier.
Although it is not a viable species, the hybrid of a male lion and female tigress, known as a liger, is often larger than even the Siberian tiger. Often weighing up to 1,000 pounds, these animals are typically sterile and thus not considered an actual species as they cannot usually breed and produce offspring.Learn More
Bobcats eat rabbits, mice, squirrels and birds. They also feed on insects, chickens and deer. They sometimes hunt prey that are much larger than themselves.Full Answer >
Lions do eat giraffes. Lions are carnivores that eat almost any animal they are able to capture. Their prey also includes zebras, wildebeests, antelope, buffalo, pigs, warthogs and even humans. Lions also scavenge dead animals killed by other predators.Full Answer >
The saber-tooth tiger was essentially hunted so heavily by primitive human populations that it became extinct. The last saber-tooth tiger is thought to have become extinct around 10,000 years ago.Full Answer >
The mane on a male lion serves as ornamentation, akin to the beautiful iridescent feathers on a male peacock, and it is used to attract attention from lionesses and to intimidate competing males. The quality and color of the mane also signal a particular lion's overall health and fitness.Full Answer >