The domestic cat is Felis catus, felis being the genus and catus the species.
But those don’t share a same genus, those have the genus name of Puma.
So those can’t even crossbreed with a cheetah even though they’re genetically more similar to them than a house cat.
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.
Can a tiger and a cat mate?
They can only mate with other Panthera members. So, lions, tigers, leopards, and jaguars can all inter-breed (with varying levels of success). And members small cats of the Felidae family potentially can interbreed. But the genetics are too different for a Panthera and a Felidae to produce offspring.
Is a cheetah a big cat?
The difference between cheetahs and other Big Cats is, first and foremost, the cheetah is not a Big Cat, in the Latin sense of the word. When many people think of the genus Panthera, more commonly known as Big Cats, we think of lions, tigers, jaguars and cheetahs.
Which big cats can interbreed?
Add a jaguar or leopard to the mix (any of the four species of the big-cat genus, Panthera, can interbreed) and you get all sorts of crazy combinations. Though many hybrid animals are infertile, ligers and tigons are not.
Can a dog and a cheetah mate?
Cheetahs are the fastest mammals in the world, but they also are the world’s biggest scaredy-cats — so much so that they don’t breed easily and are in danger of going extinct. They’re pairing “companion dogs” with some cheetahs to serve as playmates and to provide the cats with guidance.
Can a lion and leopard mate?
Leopards and lions breeding is virtually implausible in the wild, but there are in fact leopard-lion hybrids bred in captivity. When you breed a lioness with a male leopard, you get a “leopon”.