Predators (Animal Index)

Predators includes many species of Feline and Canine predators and the Nile Crocodile

  • Largest African Cat with males weighing up to 240kg.
  • Adult males have a mane.
  • Their gestation period varies from 100 to 119 days.
  • They are not albino. Albino’s are white but have pink eyes and cannot breed.
  • White lions eyes are blue. Their colouring is the result of recessive gene. For gestation see “Lion”.
  • The White Bengal Tiger is not an albino. They have beautiful blue eyes, with an unusual white pigmentation.
  • A recessive gene causes rare white/ivory coat colour.
  • Gestation and info see Bengal Tiger.
  • Coat: Orange colouring is paler than all other tigers.
  • Its stripes are brown rather than black and widely spaced & white ruff of fur around its neck.
  • Length: Males 3.0m, weigh up to 300kg
  • Length: Females 2.6m, weigh 100-170kg
  • The gestation period: 98 to 110 days. Two to three cubs are born.
  • Largest cat species.
  • The coat has rich warm shades of brown with patterns ranging from chocolate to black.
  • The Bengal measures 2.6m long and weighs up to 230kg.
  • The gestation period is from 98 to 11 0 days where two to three cubs are born .
  • Endangered species.
  • Weighing between 55 and 59kg.
  • A litter of 2 to 4 cubs follows a gestation period of 90 to 95 days .
  • Clouded Leopard
  • Average weight: 15 – 23 kg.
  • Originally from South-East Asia.
  • Highly endangered – these are the only twfour Clouded Leopards in all of Africa.
  • Weight: 15 – 23kg
  • Originally from South-East Asia
  • Highly endangered – these are the only two clouded leopards in all of Africa.
  • Weight: between 40 and 80 kg.
  • Spots can be observed in direct sunlight.
  • Colour is the result of a genetic mutation in normal leopards when both parents carry the gene.
  • They are solitary animals except when mating
  • Will feed on anything from fish to smaller antelope
  • Their habitat is the most diverse of all wild cats
  • Mass: 60-80 Kg
  • Life span: 12 years
  • Status: vulnerable
  • Gestation period is 90-50 days with 1-4 cubs being born
  • Weight: 31-121kg
  • Has dark markings just like the common Jaguar, but is hard to notice on the dark coat
  • Nocturnal animal that hunts when light is scarce
  • Black Jaguar is black due to melanism
  • Weight: 15-36kg
  • Feeds on small ugulates (hoofed mammals) such as roe deer and smaller prey like hares
  • Gestation period of 67-74 days with an average of 2-3 cubs
  • North Europe to East Asia
  • Tawny or yellowish coat with variable dark markings; lighter beneath, large ears with long legs, short tail.
  • Weight: Male; 11 kg and Female; 9.5 kg.
  • Gestation period of about 75 days.
  • Weigh 1.5 – 2.0 kg
  • Nocturnal hunter of rodents and insects.
  • Gestation period 10 – 11 weeks with 2 – 4 young being born.
  • Endangered species.
  • Weight 24 – 30kg
  • Their gestation period is about 60 days.
  • Wide spread carnivore weighing up to 11 kg.
  • A litter of up to 6 young follow a gestation period of two months.
  • Weigh 3.2 – 5.3 kg
  • Eats mostly insects.
  • Gestation period 2 months with 2 – 6 young being born.
  • Weight: 1-1.75kg
  • Smallest of all the foxes with very large ears which radiate excessive body heat
  • Gestation period of 50-52 days with a number of 2-5 kitten per litter
  • They live in small groups of 2-3 animals
  • They are primarily scavengers, and also eat wild fruit
  • Almost completely nocturnal
  • Mass: 25-55 Kg
  • Life span: 20 years
  • Status: Near threatened
  • Gestation period is 90-92 days with 1-4 cubs being born
  • Weighs 28 – 57 kg
  • Eats mostly carrion, but sometimes hunt.
  • Gestation period 3 months with 1 – 5 young being born.
  • Oldest surviving animal on earth.
  • Weighs up to 500kg. Female lays 50 to 70 eggs in nest site.