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World Wildlife Day – Remembering the Threatened Cats

Team StoryWeavers|September 27, 2018, 06:59 IST| 5

Have you ever wondered, if the cat in your street has the same origin as the cat it fights with from the next street? Do you know, that they could be from two completely different species of cats. Just like lions, tigers, leopards etc, which are a part of the cat family. This World Wildlife Day let us vow to help save our indigenous species, starting from the smallest of cats.

Here are a few species from the Filadae (Cat) family that are endangered across the world.

Clouded Leopard

A younger sister to the Leopard from the plains, the clouded leopard is a smaller and a more beautiful variant of the Indian leopard. With bright yellowish-brown cloud-like patterns on its body and rings around its long tail, the Clouded leopard inhabits the dense evergreen forests of Assam, along the Himalayan foothills.


Snow Leopard

A creature of poise and majesticity, the snow leopard is often a lore in many stories. All because of its shy nature, which keeps it hidden from the eyes of humans and its natural habitat – the high altitudes of Himalayas. Boating a thick coat of grey and white, and a tail thicker and longer than any other feline from the cat family, the snow leopard is fast nearing extinction due to excessive hunting for its coat.

Marbled Cat

It might look like your everyday cat, but the marbled cat it slightly larger than domestic cats and has a thicker coat of rich brown. Found in northern Sikkim, the cat is renowned for its stealth and powerful vision at night – a time when it chooses to hunt from the trees.



Asiatic Lion

A lion found commonly in Gujarat, the Asiatic Lion is one of the few indigenous animals in India which has seen a rise in population since declared endangered. The Asiatic lion is smaller than the African lion with an average length of 9 ft and is hunted across the state for its coat. Restoration efforts are being made in Gir Forest National Park.




A beautiful reddish-grey feline, the Caracal is known for its even tone and big, tufted ears. Found across drier parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Rajasthan, the Caracal is elusive and rarely spotted. It is an agile cat, often seen jumping high enough in the air to catch birds.


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Shubham dhakate

May 7, 2018

Such animals are very rare . if you save them one day they will be many of them ?


April 8, 2018

Many years and years ago on earth have many beautiful animals and plants on Earth. But now there were few animals and plants on Earth that are left .
We are killing birds and animals for our uses, it is very bad. In India the no. of white tiger is very less.
Hence,we should save animals because without them our life is incomplete.

Bhagyashree Bora

March 19, 2018

This animals are a part of our nature,please don’t spoil them.
As we have rights to live on earth the are also having rights to live.

Kaustubh Karn

March 18, 2018

We should be proud of having such biodiverse wildlife in our country but at the same time we should also contribute in keeping them safe

Ashmita Haldar

March 12, 2018

It is quite sad how these beautiful and glorious animals may not exist anymore. We should try our best to save these fantastic felines.


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