Felinae Essays

  • Cheetah Research Paper

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    The cheetah, Acinonyx jubatus, is an animal that is well known for it’s speed. It’s characteristics are unique in comparison to other cats, like lions, leopards, and servals that inhabit the african continent. Each of the cats in Africa adapted to their own particular niches as environmental factors pushed them to different ecological climates than where their ancestors lived. This is part of the reason as to why the cheetah is remarkably different than other cats that live in Africa. Additionally

  • Some Basic Facts About The Cheetah

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    Earle E. Williams The cheetah Jesse Arreola Grade 7 Science May 11 2015 I am going to tell you some basic facts about the cheetah. The cheetah lives in Africa mostly in the bottom of Africa there is around 7,000 cheetahs there. The cheetah is a mammal which means they eat animals. The cheetah is a carnivore it means they eat animals such like gazelles; wildebeest calves, impalas, and smaller hooted in their habitat. The cheetah’s fur helps the cheetah camouflage which helps

  • The Beginning of the Big Cats

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    years ago. The cats began to evolve long before most of the other mammals were even recognizable as species. Big cats belong to two main subfamilies Pantherinae and Felinae. The Felinae’s are among some of the younger of the big cat groups appearing in Eurasia about ten million years ago. The slightly smaller big cats of the Felinae include cougars, cheetahs, lynxes, and ocelots. The Pantherinae which first appeared in Central Asia around sixteen millions years ago are among the oldest and largest

  • Evolution in Different Species

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    Evolution can be found among almost every type of creature, if not all living creatures. Indeed, there are many articles and research being done about evolution in sea organisms. Seeing as evolution is based on abilities to obtain food and shelter, the end results usually ended up with an animal or organism evolving to better obtain either of these. For example, the head of a dwarf seahorse was found to have evolved to better catch their prey, the copepod (Ornes, 2013). The shape of the head

  • Felis Silvestris Research Paper

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    the sand, Chinese mountain, jungle, and black-footed cats but the wildcat is much less complex than any of its relatives. Compared to the housecat species, the wildcat species is relatively larger, but is smaller than that of other members of the Felinae. A wildcat looks similar to a tabby housecat with longer legs which gives it a taller stance, and also has a larger, spherical head. The tail is long(usually longer that half that of the body), and its ears are a normal length, yet broad at the base