The sources listed below are only a sampling of National Geographic’s extensive coverage of cats. The NGS Publications Index and NGS Store can point you toward additional sources.


Newman, Cathy. Cats: Nature’s Masterwork.” Pages 55-76, June 1997.


O’Brien, Stephen J. The Family Line: The Human-Cat Connection.” Pages 77-85, June 1997.


Brower, Kenneth. Tiger Country.” Pages 94-109, May/June 1997.


“Magnificent Beasts: Tiger Pullout.” Supplement, December 1995.


Lions of Darkness.” 1994.


Laurenson, M. Karen et al. “Patterns of Female Reproduction in Wild Cheetahs: Implications for Conservation.” Pages 64-75, Winter 1992.


Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas.” 1992.


Magnificent Tigers.” 1991.

Brakefield, Tom. Kingdom of Might: The World’s Big Cats. Voyageur Press, 1993.

Line, Les and Edward Ricciuti. The Audubon Society Book of Wild Cats, Harry N. Abrams, 1985.

Morris, Desmond. Cat World: A Feline Encyclopedia. Penguin, 1996

Seidensticker, John and Susan Lumpkin, consulting editors. Great Cats. Rodale Press, 1991.

Sleeper, Barbara. Wild Cats of the World. Crown Publishers, 1995.

Turner, Alan and Mauricio Antón. The Big Cats. Columbia University Press, 1997.

The following Web sites can help you learn more about cats of all sizes.

Big Cats Online
Details, range maps, and conservation information about cats—large and small—from around the world.

The Cat Fanciers’ Association
Show schedules, breed profiles, and health tips from “the world’s largest registry of pedigreed cats.”

The Cheetah Spot
An introduction to the imperiled spotted cat.

Cyber Tiger
Build a digital habitat for the world’s largest cat.

Florida Panther Net
Learn about the panther’s habitat and history, threats to its survival, and conservation efforts to save it.

Healthypet: American Animal Hospital Association
Pet-care tips, a guide to animal hospitals, and a place to talk about your pets.

The Tiger Information Center
Natural history and conservation information leavened by interactive adventures.