The only large cats in North America with spots and long tails. Vastly different in size between individuals but overall the largest cat in the Americas. Prefer warmer climates. The last breeding populations in the United States have been extinct since the early 1900s but occasional sighting occur in the Southwest.
A compact-sized wild cat with a uniformly colored coat, usually brown to red (occasionally gray) with long tails. Usually found in tropical and sub-tropical warm environments. Partially nocturnal characteristics and one of the most active cats during the daylight hours. They are solitary quiet animals and hard to detect.