There are six small African wild cat species, including the African Wildcat which was classified as a separate species in 2017. While the Jungle or Reed cat is found in Egypt, the majority of their range is in Asia and they are listed under Eurasian cats.

Click on the names beneath the photos to read our African Cats fact sheets.

Small Cats of Africa

African Golden CatBlack-footed CatCaracal
Sand CatServalAfrican Wildcat

Big Cats of Africa

CheetahLeopardLion

See Also:

Jungle Cat Fact Sheet

Asiatic Cheetah Fact Sheet

Gir Lion Fact Sheet

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