Also known as the spotted lion, this feline lives in small groups of six to eight individuals, with one or two dominant males, followed by the females and cubs or adolescents. The males are slightly larger than the females, ranging from 130-200 lbs, while females range between 80-150 lbs.
Otherwise known as the striped lion or the water tiger, this feline is a solitary type, tending to live in densely forested areas and around rivers or lakes. They are adept swimmers, and have webbed paws. They grow to be as large as three meters in length, weighing up to an impressive 350 lbs. Males and females are similar in size, but males have been noted to have sparse manes. They stalk and hunt both larger and smaller herbivores, and will fight spectacularly with both their own species and tigers over territory.
Panthera tigris blanca
The only known tiger subspecies with no stripes, the arctic tiger is heavy-bodied, thick furred, and has snowy white fur with only faint ghost stripes seen in direct light. They are rare and skittish mountain-dwelling creatures, and avoid human settlements as human engagement often leads to hunting for their prized, warm white coats. Although rare, some Arctic Tigers show a chinchilla mutation that can give their coat a striking, shimmering blue-silver color. These individuals are extremely prized.
Panthera tigris aridas
Living in a freezing desert, these tigers are even rarer than the arctic tiger, although prized for zoos and their gloriously soft coats. They hunt camels and small deer, and are smaller than the average tiger, ranging often to only six feet in length.
Small, but powerful, these felines were noted for their unusual coloration and docility. These boreal hunters are hard to find, and quick to disappear when noticed. They come in three major color morphs, the most common being that of the white underbody and black back, but the other two being black with white and black striping along the legs and chest, and a variation with coloration similar to that of the domesticated tuxedo cat. They are actually not members of the panthera family, but members of the puma family, just like the jaguarundi and cougar.