Jaguar, Leopard or Panther - What’s the Difference?
5. Clouded Leopard, Cheetah, Ocelot, Serval
How do other big cats differ from leopards and jaguars?
Clouded leopards are big cats but they are very easy to tell apart from leopards and jaguars. They don’t have round markings, but large cloud-shaped markings - hence the name.
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.
- Table of Contents:
- 0. Introduction
- 1. Fur Markings
- 2. Anatomy
- 3. Behavior and Habitat
- 4. What Are Panthers?
- 5. What Are Clouded Leopards, Cheetahs, Ocelots and Servals?
- 6. Summary With All Differences