big cats

A Sumatran tiger looking straight ahead while standing in the shade within a zoo enclosure.

Facts About Tigers

Caitlin Dempsey

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest living wild cat in the world

Drawing recreating what the American Lion looked like. NPS illustration by Benji Paysnoe.

The American Lion

Caitlin Dempsey

The American Lion was the largest cat to roam North America during the Pleistocene.