The Ace of Hearts – African Lion (Panthera leo leo)
One interesting fact: A lion’s roar can be heard up to 5 miles (8 kilometres) away.
The King of Hearts from different perspective 🙂 See a lion cub on the Jack of Hearts.
The Two of Hearts – Leopard Cat (Prionailurus bengalensis)
One interesting fact: Leopard cats are the most widely distributed Asian small cats.
The Three of Hearts – Pampas Cat (Oncifelis colocolo)
One interesting fact: Pampas Cats occupy more habitat types than any other Latin American cat.
The Four of Hearts – Marbled Cat (Pardofelis marmorata)
One interesting fact: Marbled Cats are rarely seen in the wild because they are very secretive.
The Five of Hearts – White Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris)
One interesting fact: White tigers are created by a recessive gene carried in the Bengal tiger (the Ace of Spades).
Its relations are on the Ace of Spades, the Ten of Spades, the Jack of Diamonds and the King of Diamonds.
The Six of Hearts – Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)
One interesting fact: The Black-footed Cat is the smallest African wild cat.
The Seven of Hearts – Oncilla (Leopardus tigrinus)
One interesting fact: Oncillas have been widely hunted for the fur trade throughout their range.
The Eight of Hearts – Pallas’s Cat (Otocolobus manul)
One interesting fact: Pallas’s Cats have the large, yellow owl-like eyes and the pupils contract into small circles instead of the usual vertical slits.
The Nine of Hearts – Puma (Puma concolor)
Several interesting facts: Puma can jump from the ground to a height of 18 feet into a tree and can also leap horizontally more than 20 feet. It can drop 65 feet to the ground without being injured. Pumas have many different names – they may be called mountain lions, cougars, wildcats, panthers, fire cats swamp lions, deer tiger, American lion or catamounts. They also have nicknames: “ghost of the wilderness” or “ghost walker“.
The Ten of Hearts – Rusty-spotted Cat (Prionailurus rubiginosus)
One interesting fact: The Rusty-spotted Cat is the cat family’s smallest member and found only in India and Sri Lanka.
The Jack of Hearts – Lion Cub (Panthera leo leo)
One interesting fact: Male lions have the distinctive mane and lioness do not.
See parents of this cub on the Queen of Hearts and the King of Hearts.
The Queen of Hearts – African Lioness (Panthera leo leo)
One interesting fact: A lioness leaves her “pride” to have cubs and stays away until the cubs can walk.
See the mother’s child on the Jack of Hearts.
The King of Hearts – African Lion (Panthera leo leo)
One interesting fact: Lions are the only cats that live in “prides” (groups).
See it also on the Ace of Hearts and its child on the Jack of Hearts.