Check out these 12 Wild Cat Species You Had No Idea Existed

Not your average house-tabby

Take a look at your fuzzy friend back at home, and now to the image above. Yes, you probably know that they’re in some way reated. In fact, all cats belong to the same distinct family (called Felidae), but did you know just how big that family is?

Around 25 million years ago, cats evolved and separated in several different species, spreading out across the world. Though they each have distinctly unique looks, this feline family retains many similarities, namely in diet and behavior. So yeah, they’d probably tear apart your sofa and knock over your dishes all the same.

Canadian Lynx

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Clouded Leopard

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Pampas Cat

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Sand Cat

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Serval

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Black-Footed Cat

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Jaguarundi

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Leopard Cat

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Bay Cat

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Pallas Cat

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Fishing Cat

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Caracal

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