By: Toni Haberkorn
Have you ever wondered how similar a domestic house cat is compared to our big cats at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary? Believe it or not, they are very similar!
Both domestic house cats and tigers are found in the scientific kingdom Animalia, phylum Chordata, class Mammalia, order Carnivora, and family Felidae. The reason that both types of cats are organized identically until genus, is due to the many similarities they share with each other.
Our large cats at Crown Ridge Tiger Sanctuary are from the scientific genus Panthera. Domestic house cats are found in the scientific genus Felis. The reason they are categorized differently at the genus level is due to some genetic differences between both types of cat.
This is a break down of some, not all, of the similarities and differences between the two.