Wacky Weekend: Wild Cats

Here’s something to meow about: The world is home to 37 different kinds of wild cats. Check out some of the fantastic felines—like the jaguar, lion, and leopard—in the photo gallery below.

POUNCING PREDATOR: The mountain lion, a cat that lives in North and South America, has powerful hind legs that enable it to jump 40 to 45 feet (12 to 13 meters).
Photograph by Matthias Breiter, Minden Pictures
<i>TOWEL, PLEASE:</i> Some cats dislike water, but not the jaguar! This rain forest cat, native to Central and South America, swims in rivers to hunt for fish, turtles, and caimans.
TOWEL, PLEASE: Some cats dislike water, but not the jaguar! This rain forest cat, native to Central and South America, swims in rivers to hunt for fish, turtles, and caimans.
Photograph by ZSSD, Minden Pictures