In this unit we will learn about the big cats or the jungle cats. [MUSIC} This is a caracal which derives its name from the word ‘karakulak’ which means black ears. It is found mostly in Africa, the middle east, persia and the indian sub-continent. This is a cheetah, it can run at the speed of 113km/h making it the fastest land animal. The cheetahs use their tails to change their direction while sprinting. They are found in eastern and southern africa and in some parts of iran. This is a cougar, also known as puma or a mauntain lion. They are solitary and secretive and most active during dawn and dusk. They are present all over North America. This is a jaguar, it can be differentiated by it spots which look like roses from a distance. The spots of a jaguar are called rossetes. It is mostly found in America. This is a leopard. They are the most adaptable member of the cat family as it can adapt to any weather or climate. It is mostly found in the sub-saharan areas and some parts of asia. The king of the jungle the lion is the only member of the cat family with a mane and its roar can be heard upto 5 miles away. The lions are the most social cats of the cat family as they live in prides. They are found all over Africa. The lynx is the only member of the cat family which has types with such a diversified group characters amongst the cat family. It is mostly found all over America. There are 4 types of lynx and the lynx shown in the picture is a Canada lynx. This is an ocelot also called a dwarf. They are good swimmers and climbers. They are extremely territorial. The male lynx is called a torn and a female is called a queen. It is mostly found in South America. This is a panther. The panther is mostly referred to jaguars and leopard with a white or a black mutation. They are the rarest amongst the cat family. It is mostly found in America, Asia, and Africa. The tiger is the largest cat of the cat family and the strongest. It has the second largest brain among the carnivores. They use roars to communicate with other tigers. Unlike other big cats they are adept swimmers. They are found in Asia and Russia.