Can you recognize a Black-footed Cat? How about a Rusty-spotted Cat? These are the two smallest wild cats in the world, which weigh less than 2.5 kg (5.5 lbs) as an adult.
Three quarters of the world’s 37 wild cat species are about the size of a house cat or a bit larger. Most small cats are Near Threatened, Vulnerable or Endangered. Our aim is to make the world aware of these small felines and the threats they face.
Our programs support scientific field research in the cats’ native countries. You can help scientists can learn what these endangered cats need to survive.
Purr-uze our site to learn about the small wild cats, and how you can help. Wild cats DON’T have nine lives, and they’re in trouble all over the world.
Canada has three wild cat species – Canada Lynx, Bobcat and Cougar. Read about their status in each province and see which cats you share your habitat with. Learn more.
This long-running field study is learning what these tiny cats need to survive in the deserts of South Africa, and we are proud to support this vital work. Learn how you can help.
Learn more about all wild cat species on our fact sheets. Newly updated (2013), they contain the most current information known on even the most mysterious small cats. Read more.