African cats
Images with Permission from the book Cats of Africa by Luke Hunter

Did you know there are ten species of African cats??

The three big cats which everyone knows, but also seven smaller wild cats which hardly anyone knows about.

Here is the list of African cats:

 

Three African Big Cats

 

Lion (Panthera leo)

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Three Medium Sized African Cats

African Caracal Cat

African Serval Cat

African Golden Cat

Four Small Sized African Cats 

Jungle Cat
Felis chaus

African Wildcat
Felis silvestris lybica

Sand Cat
Felis margarita

Black-footed Cat
Felis nigripes

African Cats Lists

Here are two text lists that you are welcome to copy for your personal use:

 

Alphabetical List of African Cats by Common Name

African Golden Cat (Caracal aurata)

African Wildcat (Felis lybica)

Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)

Caracal (Caracal caracal)

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

Jungle Cat (Felis chaus)

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Lion (Panthera leo)

Sand Cat (Felis margarita)

Serval (Leptailurus serval)

 

List of African Cats by Scientific Name (by Genus)

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus)

 

African Golden Cat (Caracal aurata)

Caracal (Caracal caracal)

 

Jungle Cat (Felis chaus)

African Wildcat (Felis lybica)

Sand Cat (Felis margarita)

Black-footed Cat (Felis nigripes)

 

Serval (Leptailurus serval)

 

Leopard (Panthera pardus)

Lion (Panthera leo)