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5 wild cats you've probably never heard of

By: Ali Berman on Jan. 22, 2016, 4 p.m.
A cheetah peers out through the grass

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Mysterious cats

If you ask 10 people to name some wild cat species, you'll likely get a list that includes lions, tigers, cheetahs (pictured) and jaguars. Those are all incredible felines. They just aren't the only kitties out there.

Here are five species of wild cats you've likely never heard of before. Some may look more like big cats but all of them aren't too far off in size from the felines we share our homes with.