The Ace of Diamonds – Jaguar (Panthera onca)
One interesting fact: The jaguar has the strongest bite of all the wild cats. It is capable of biting down with a force of 2000 pounds (907 kg).
See it also on the Nine of Diamonds. Its relative is on the King of Clubs.
The Two of Diamonds – Canada Lynx (Lynx canadensis)
One interesting fact: It is the most common and widespread feline in Canada.
Its relatives are on the Jack of Spades, the Queen of Spades and the Four of Diamonds.
The Three of Diamonds – Fishing Cat (Prionailurus viverrinus)
One interesting fact: Fishing Cats are very much at home in the water and can swim long distances, even under water.
The Four of Diamonds – Iberian Lynx (Lynx pardinus)
One interesting fact: Iberian Lynx has a total population of something like 84 to 143 adults, restricted to areas of Spain and Portugal.
Its relatives are on the Jack of Spades, the Queen of Spades and the Two of Diamonds.
The Five of Diamonds – Clouded Leopard (Neofelis nebulosa)
One interesting fact: Clouded leopards have the longest canine teeth of any other wild cat.
Its relatives are on the Seven of Spades, the Ace of Hearts and the Two of Hearts.
The Six of Diamonds – Andean Mountain Cat (Oreailurus jacobita)
One interesting fact: Andean Cats are found on the high Andes of Peru, Bolivia, northern Argentina and Chile. Local people actively hunt after them because of two main reasons: a) some consider the cats predators of their small domestic livestock; b) some consider the cats sacred animals and use them in harvest festivals.
The Seven of Diamonds – Sand Cat (Felis margarita)
One interesting fact: The Sand Cat is the only felid found primarily in true desert and has a wide but apparently disjunct distribution through the deserts of northern Africa, southwest and central Asia.
The Eight of Diamonds – Scottish Wildcat (Felis silvestris grampia)
One interesting fact: The Scottish Wildcat is Britain’s only remaining large wild predator. Less than 400 Scottish wildcats remain in the wild.
The Nine of Diamonds – Jaguar (Panthera onca)
One interesting fact: The name “jaguar” comes from a Native American word meaning “he who kills with one leap“.
The Ace of Diamonds from different perspective 🙂 Its relative is on the King of Clubs.
The Ten of Diamonds – Serval (Leptailurus serval)
One interesting fact: Servals have the longest legs of any cat, relative to their body size.
The Jack of Diamonds – Sumatran Tiger (Panthera tigris sumatrae)
One interesting fact: Despite the fact that tigers are extremely strong and powerful animals, they have a tough time catching their major prey. They are successful only 1 in 10-20 tries.
The next of kin are on the Ace of Spades and the Ten of Spades, the Five of Hearts and the King of Diamonds.
The Queen of Diamonds – Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)
One interesting fact: Cheetahs are the world’s fastest land mammals. It can cover 23 to 26 feet (7 to 8 meters) in one stride and, as a result, can run at speeds of up to 70 miles an hour (113 kilometers an hour).
The Queen of Clubs from different perspective 🙂 See cheetah’s cub on the Nine of Spades.
The King of Diamonds – Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris)
One interesting fact: The tiger is the largest wild cat. Siberian Tigers are the largest subspecies of tiger. One male tiger can weigh up to 670 pounds and be up to 13 feet long from head to tail.
Its possible child is on the Ten of Spades. Its relatives are on the Five of Hearts, the Jack Diamonds and the King of Diamonds.
Joker 1 – Liger
Several interesting facts: The Liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a tigress. It is distinct from the similar hybrid tigon. Ligers exist only in captivity.
Joker 2 – Australian Marsupial Cat (Dasyurus maculatus)
One interesting fact: Australian Marsupial Cat is actually the tiger quoll also known as the tiger cat. I think it was included into this deck of playing cards only due to its name and some need of the 54th playing card. In reality it is a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia.
I think a tigon could be more appropriate for this deck of playing cards.
There are wild cat’s paws on the back design.