Quick Answer: How Long Do Big Cats Live?

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How long do big cats live in captivity?

Big cats lifespan

Average lifespan
Black footed cat Felis nigripes4 to 6 years16 years ( captivity )
Sand cat Felis margarita8 to 10 years14 years ( captivity )
Wildcat Felis silvestris12 years16 years ( captivity )
Domestic cat Felis silvestris catus/38 years ( confirmed ) 42 years ( not confirmed )

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What big cat lives the longest?

Snow leopards (Panthera uncia) live in the Indian Himalayas, the world’s highest living cat.

Do large cats live shorter lives?

Our research suggests that mixed breed cats are, in general, hardier and live longer than purebred cats. On average, indoor cats live longer than outdoor cats. On average, wild, homeless and feral cats live dramatically shorter lives than domestic cats.

What is the average life expectancy of a cat?

2 – 16 years

In the wild

What big cat Cannot roar?


Can a cheetah mate with a leopard?

Cheetah females are often mated by a coalition (bachelor group) of males while leopard females generally have a single mate. The fact that their mitochondrial DNA is likely to be from the leopard egg cell does not make them hybrids. CHEETAH/JAGUAR HYBRIDS. Cheetahs occur in Africa; jaguars occur in South America.