Photos: International Cat Day (Big Cats!)

While bobcats tend to be most active during the night, some wildlife watchers are lucky enough to spot them during the day like this one at Yellowstone National Park. Remember to keep your distance -- photos like these are taken with a telephoto lens. Photo by Becky Ross McRae (www.sharetheexperience.org).

They always land on their feet. They were worshipped by the Egyptians. They rule the internet with their memes. And they may or may not have nine lives. There’s no denying it, cats are awesome, according  to the  U.S. Department of the Interior.

But your furry feline friend isn’t the only cat out there. There are more than 35 species of cats in the world, and they’re native to every continent except Antarctica and Australia. All cats are carnivores. They’re skilled hunters that stalk their prey with ease and are good at climbing trees. The above photo is of a Bobcat from Yellowstone National Park.

Advertisement

In honor of International Cat Day, check out this album of big, and little, cats around the United States.

Advertisement