Jaguar, Leopard or Panther - What’s the Difference?
5. Clouded Leopard, Cheetah, Ocelot, Serval
How do other big cats differ from leopards and jaguars?
The cheetah isn’t a big cat, rather part of the felinae family. The typical, black tear-shaped stripes under their eyes make them easy to spot. They don’t have rosettes, but markings that are completely black in the middle.
The ocelot is a felinae and can be easily spotted due to the unique, vertical black stripes on its forehead. It lives in tropical rainforests, mangrove forests and mountain forests.
The serval is also a felinae. It doesn’t have rosettes, but thick markings that are completely black in the middle. The serval has especially long legs and a very slim body.