The 10 biggest cats in the world

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Siberian Tiger (Panthera tigris altaica): Also known as the Amur tiger, the Siberian tiger is the largest subspecies of tiger and can weigh up to 660 pounds (300 kilograms).

Bengal Tiger (Panthera tigris tigris): Bengal tigers are one of the largest tiger species and can weigh up to 550 pounds (250 kilograms).

Lion (Panthera leo): Lions are the second-largest big cat species and the only social cats, living in groups called prides. Male lions can weigh up to 550 pounds (250 kilograms).

Jaguar (Panthera onca): Jaguars are the largest big cat species in the Americas and can weigh up to 250 pounds (113 kilograms).

Liger: Ligers are hybrid big cats resulting from the crossbreeding of a male lion and a female tiger. They can grow larger than both parent species.

Tigon: Tigons are hybrid big cats resulting from the crossbreeding of a male tiger and a female lion. They are smaller than ligers but can still grow larger than their parent species.

Leopard (Panthera pardus): Leopards are large and powerful cats found in Africa and Asia. They can weigh up to 200 pounds (90 kilograms) and are excellent climbers and swimmers.

Cheetah (Acinonyx jubatus): While not as large or heavy as other big cat species, cheetahs are the fastest land animals, capable of reaching speeds up to 70 miles per hour.

Cougar (Puma concolor): Also known as mountain lions or pumas, cougars are large cats found throughout the Americas. They can weigh up to 220 pounds (100 kilograms).

Snow Leopard (Panthera uncia): Snow leopards are large cats native to mountain ranges in Central and South Asia.

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