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View Poll Results: What is your favorite of the big cats?
Lion 19 17.43%
Tiger 31 28.44%
Jaguar 15 13.76%
Leopard 12 11.01%
Snow Leopard 7 6.42%
Clouded Leopard 4 3.67%
Cougar 14 12.84%
Cheetah 14 12.84%
Ocelot 2 1.83%
Serval 1 0.92%
Caracal 1 0.92%
Bobcat 2 1.83%
Lynx 8 7.34%
Other(If I forgot one.) 8 7.34%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 109. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 02-24-2014, 11:08 PM
 
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I think that big cats are really unique, and each one has their own qualities. But which one is truly the most interesting? Vote based on the following criteria:
Appearance(size and other features, like spots, stripes, and tufted ears.)
Hunting tactics(methods they use to kill prey.)
Behavior(how they communicate,do they roar, growl,etc.)
And really anything else you can think of!
And btw, varieties of each animal such as black panthers are counted as that animal, and you can vote for it if you like that variety. An example:the white tiger
And remember, you can vote for two of them if you like two of them an equal amount.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:11 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:40 AM
 
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I voted for "cougar" but I like to refer to them as "puma".
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Old 02-25-2014, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Orange County, CA
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Actually, all of the felines listed below cheetah would be classified as medium rather than as big cats. I voted leopard as favorite large cat. Had there been a separate bracket for the medium sized ones would have voted bobcat. We also could have had another bracket for the smaller cats, many of them not well known. Of all the world's wild felines, over 30 recognized species, these two, the leopard and the bobcat, are my favorites.
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Old 02-25-2014, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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How could anyone choose a favorite? They're all so beautiful.

Maybe snow leopards. No, lynxes. Or maybe ...

And is there anything cuter than a cheetah cub?
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Old 02-25-2014, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Yellow cottage, green doors.
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My O'possum was pretty big.
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Old 02-25-2014, 01:38 PM
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Location: Memphis - home of the king
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Difficult to choose.

Different colors of tigers at the Memphis Zoo:

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Old 02-25-2014, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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The life cycle and ambitions of the male Lion have long fascinated me: Born into the pride, the moms teach you to hunt, then your dad kicks you out at the age of puberty so you don't usurp him, then you have to fight your way into another pride, and if you successfully rise to the top, the women bring you food while you sleep all day, but if you get overtaken you just go off and die.
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:07 PM
 
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The life cycle and ambitions of the male Lion have long fascinated me: Born into the pride, the moms teach you to hunt, then your dad kicks you out at the age of puberty so you don't usurp him, then you have to fight your way into another pride, and if you successfully rise to the top, the women bring you food while you sleep all day, but if you get overtaken you just go off and die.
Yes, I agree!
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