TITLE

The World's Big Cats

AUTHOR(S)
Woolard, Sarah; Holden, Susan
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Tigers & Big Cats;2000, p46
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Book Chapter
ABSTRACT
Information on the world's big cats from a chapter of the book "Tigers and Big Cats" is presented. Among the eight species of big cats are lion, tiger, jaguar and leopard. Their hunting methods include chasing after them and ambushing them. The big cats' camouflage varies from one another including the tiger's striped orange and black coat and the lion and puma's plain coats that make them difficult to see.
ACCESSION #
43701840

 

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