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Korat One of the world’s oldest and rarest, even in the 14th century when they lived in monasteries in the Kingdom of Siam, the Korat cat was considered “good luck” and given only rarely to members of the Thai government or foreign government representatives as a special expression of honor. If you’ve ever spotted one of these beauties, with its shimmering blue coat tipped with silver, consider yourself lucky. They are rarely seen at cat shows. Joan describes the Korat as a “real homebody, not fond of loud noise and extremely sensitive to smells.” The gentle, smart Korat cherishes its owners and familiar surroundings.
The Indian Cheetah, also known as the Asiatic Cheetah or Iranian Cheetah, existed in India for a very long time. Due to hunting, deforestation and habitat loss, the animal become extinct in India. The remaining Asiatic Cheetah are rare and critically endangered, now found only in Iran and occasionally in Pakistan. #sandiegozoo #coolcats
Almost everything scientists know about the Bornean bay cat is based on 12 samples, the first of which was a skin collected in 1855 in Sarawak, Malaysia. In the decades following this discovery, seven other skins appeared. It wasn't until 1992 that a living specimen was obtained. Then the species disappeared. It was widely thought to be extinct until a photograph was taken of a single cat in 2003. Now, the photographic record has expanded after photographs were captured by camera traps in 2010
The opposite of albinism called melanism, a recessive trait where the skin and fur are all black. This is perhaps the most beautiful lion I have ever seen. From Megaphoto on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=461852907246896=a.264549970310525.53590.264546733644182=1_count=1=nf
Top 5 Rarest Cats: Iberian Lynx. The world’s most endangered cat in terms of species, Iberian Lynx stands on the edge of extinction. Despite all the efforts to save it, only around 100 felines remain, divided between two unconnected breeding populations in Andalusia. The Lynx’s extinction that will soon follow will be the first extinction of a world feline.
Panthera onca. Once native to the southwestern United States, breeding populations of Jaguars no longer exist in the region, and populations in Central and South America have become very small. More about this species: http://eol.org/pages/328606/details Image by Smithsonian Wild via Flickr (cc-by-nc-sa).
Don't be concerned, the Highlander's ears are supposed to look like that. The breed's origins can be traced back to the highland lynx, along with the desert lynx and jungle curl. This wild ancestry gives the Highlander a "big cat" look. It also means that the cat has some extra energy to burn off. The Highlander is best suited for a larger space and a home with lots of social interaction. Credit: Alamy
The Ocicat is a rare breed of cat which has spots resembling a 'wild' cat and the temperament of a domestic animal, named for its resemblance to the ocelot. The Ocicat is actually a mixture of Siamese andAbyssinian, and later American Shorthairs (silver tabbies) were added to the mix for their silver colour and distinct markings