Driving Question - Why do King Cheetahs have different markings, and how? Why is it rare? King Cheetah - The difference between a normal spotted cheetah (left) and a rare king cheetah (right) is a mutation in a single gene.
The caracal, unique cat with tall tufted ears. 20 different muscles in those ears help it find its prey while the sensitive tufts of fur further help to pinpoint its prey. The Caracal is able to snatch a bird in flight, sometimes more than one at a time.
The black-footed cat (Felis nigripes) is the smallest African cat, and is endemic in the south west arid zone of the southern African subregion. The black-footed cat is one of the smallest cat species.