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Feline Statistics 

 

 

TOP TEN CAT BREEDS (C.F.A. 2000)

1

Persian

30,656

2

Main Coon

4,642

3

Siamese

2,386

4

Exotic Shorthair

2,188

5

Abyssinian

1,967

6

Oriental Shorthair

1,210

7

Birman

1,017

8

Scottish Fold

1,007

9 American Shorthair

986

10

Burmese

923

 

 

TOP 10 ESTIMATED PET CAT POPULATIONS (2002)

1

USA

76,430,000

2

China

53,100,000

3

Russia

12,700,000

4

Brazil

12,466,000

5

France

9,600,000

6

Italy

9,400,000

7

UK

7,700,000

8

Ukraine

7,350,000

9

Japan

7,300,000

10

Germany

7,000,000

 

 

BIG/SMALL CAT POPULATIONS IN CAPTIVITY 

These numbers are bases on animals registered with the I.S.I.S. This excludes animals in the wild, and those in pet homes, road side zoos or pseudo sanctuaries.

As listed by The International Species Information Service

African Golden - 19

Asian Leopard - 218

Black Footed Cats - 81

Bobcat 245

Bornean Bay Cats - 44

Canadian Lynx - 70

Caracal - 169

Cheetah - 680

Clouded leopard - 230

Cougar - 334

Fishing Cats - 256

Flat Headed - 2

Geoffroy Cats - 54

Jaguar - 292

Jungle Cats - 64

Leopard - 459

Lion - 69

Marbled Cats - 3

Margay Cats - 64

Ocelot - 217

Oncilla or Tigrina - 15

Pallas - 117

Pampas - 4

Rusty Spotted - 36

Sand - 116

Serval Cats - 292

Siberian Lynx - 224

Snow Leopard - 476

Tiger - 1,098

Wild Cats - 180

   

GENERAL INTERESTING STATISTICS

1,813 Cats were used in experimental procedures in the UK in  2000

There are around 15,000 lions in the wild today. Ten years ago that number was nearer 50,000. 

India holds the largest wild population of tigers. Statistics released in 2004 state there are 1,576 tigers left on 27 wildlife reserves in 11 states in India.  

The Iberian Lynx is the only cat listed as Category 1, with less than 1,200 animals remaining in the wild. Of that 1200, only 300-350 are believed to be breeding females.

Perhaps the most popular pet of all time, there are more than 100 million domestic cats in existence worldwide. In America alone people spend more than $1.5 billion dollars per year on cat food, and more than $200 million per year on cat litter!

15,118 cats are involved in accidents in the UK per annum.

There are an estimated 60 million feral cats living on the streets in the USA today.

The first cat show took place in Winchester England, in the year 1598. It took the form of a side-show at the St Giles Fair. Prizes were given for the best ratter and best mouser.

Cats sleep for an average of sixteen hours a day. This means that two thirds of its life are spent in the land of nod.

Probably the oldest representation of a pet cat is that of a figurine showing a woman cuddling a cat. This was found at Hacilar, a Neolithic site in Turkey. It is dated from more than 7,000 years ago.

The largest litter was produced by Tarawood Antigone, a brown Burmese cat owned by Mrs. Valerie Gane of Church Westcote, Kingham, Oxfordshire, England. It consisted of one female, fourteen males and four stillborn. They were delivered by Caesarean section on 7th August 1970. The mother was four years old, and the father was half-Siamese.

A cat has a poor sense of taste. We have 9,000 taste buds, while a cat has only 473. A cats eating experience relies upon smell just as much, if not more, than taste. Its sense of smell is thirty  Siam, was the first Siamese Cat to reach the United States of America. The cat was a gift from the American Consul in Bangkok to the wife of the American President, Rutherford B. Hayes, in 1878.

The liger is the world's largest cat: see video clip

Himmy was the world's heaviest domestic cat. He was a tabby belonging to Thomas Vyse of Redlynch, Cairns, Queensland, Australia. The Guinness Book of Records documents him as weighing 46lb, 15.25 oz. He died in 1986, aged ten years.

The smallest recorded cat is only 19 cm long. Tinker Toy is a blue point Himalayan-Persian, and is owned by Katrina and Scott Forbes of the USA.

In 1976 a  mystery cat in Hong Kong killed more than 20 dogs. According to local people it was about 4 feet long, and black or grey in colour. It was never caught.

Dusty of Bonham in Texas is reputed to be the most prolific female cat in the world, by 1952 Dusty had produced 420 kittens.

The record-holder for the longest fall in feline history is held by, "Andy." Owned by Florida Senator Ken Myer in the 1970's, he fell from the 16th floor of an apartment building and survived.

Nedjem (meaning "Sweet" or "Pleasant") is the first cat to be given a name. It dates from the reign of Thutmose lll (1479 BC - 1425 BC).

The oldest cat lived from 1903 to 1939, a staggering 36 years. He was a tabby cat called, "Puss".

A cat named Hamlet escaped from his cage on a flight across the Atlantic and became trapped behind a panel in the aircraft. The cat remained there for seven weeks undiscovered, and had travelled a staggering 600,000 miles. Hamlet lived to the age of 16 following this.

84% of owned cats in the USA are spayed or neutered.

The first serious book on cats was written by Francois-Augustin Paradis de Moncrif (1687-1770).

"Whiskey", at 33years is oldest living cat. Although not verified by Guinness as yet his owner, Jean Stone from Essex hopes to do so soon. Guinness at present records the oldest living cat as Kataleena Lady, a 27-year-old Burmese born on March 11, 1977, in Australia   

The estimated world population of the Cheetah in 1900 was 1000,000. Today that figure stands at between 9,000 and 12,000.

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