The Siberian tiger is the largest cat species in the world. Adult males can weigh between 800 to 1,200 pounds and measure over 10 feet in length, including their tail. They are native to the forests of Siberia and parts of China.
Bengal tigers are one of the largest tiger subspecies. Adult males can weigh between 450 to 700 pounds, and they have a robust and muscular build. They inhabit various regions in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
The liger is a hybrid cross between a male lion and a female tiger. Ligers can be exceptionally large, with some individuals reaching lengths of over 11 feet and weighing more than 900 pounds. They are not found in the wild and only exist in captivity.
Similar to the liger, a tigon is a hybrid cross between a male tiger and a female lion. Tigons are generally smaller than ligers, with weights ranging from 300 to 500 pounds. Like ligers, they are not found in the wild.
Jaguars are the largest big cat in the Americas. Adult males can weigh between 150 to 250 pounds, with a compact and powerful build. They inhabit various ecosystems from rainforests to grasslands.
African lions are the only big cats that live in social groups called prides. Adult male lions can weigh between 300 to 500 pounds, with a distinctive mane around their neck.
Cougars, also known as mountain lions or pumas, are large wild cats native to the Americas. Adult males can weigh between 140 to 220 pounds, and they have a slender and athletic build.
Leopards are known for their agility and strength. While not as large as some other big cat species, adult male leopards can weigh between 100 to 200 pounds. They have a wide distribution across Africa and Asia.
The Amur leopard is a critically endangered leopard subspecies native to the Russian Far East and parts of China. Adult males can weigh between 70 to 105 pounds, making them one of the smaller big cat species.