The following endangered cat species list shows all the wild cat species and certain subspecies by Endangered Status (total 68).

The list is sorted from the most severe Endangered Status to the least severe, according to the IUCN Red List extinction risk categories.

Any regional assessments are indicated, otherwise the status shown is at the global level.

The subspecies listed have been assessed separately as they are more threatened than the rest of the species. The many other Felidae subspecies full under their associated species assessment.

Species / subspecies Common name
(Region)
Endangered status Assessment
published
Population trend
EX Extinct
Panthera tigris balica Bali Tiger EX 2008
Panthera tigris sondaica Javan Tiger EX 2008
Panthera tigris virgata Caspian Tiger EX 2011
RE Regionally Extinct
Panthera leo Lion
(Mediterranean)
RE 2010
Panthera tigris Tiger
(Mediterranean)
RE 2010
CR Critically Endangered
Acinonyx jubatus hecki Northwest African Cheetah CR 2008 decreasing
Acinonyx jubatus venaticus Asiatic Cheetah CR 2008 stable
Leptailurus serval Serval
(Mediterranean)
CR 2010 decreasing
Lynx lynx balcanicus Balkan Lynx CR 2015 stable
Panthera pardus Leopard
(Mediterranean)
CR 2010 decreasing
Panthera tigris amoyensis South China Tiger CR 2008 unknown
Panthera tigris jacksoni Malayan Tiger CR 2015 decreasing
Panthera tigris sumatrae Sumatran Tiger CR 2008 decreasing
Prionailurus bengalensis iriomotensis Iriomote Cat CR 2015 decreasing
EN Endangered
Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah
(Mediterranean)
EN 2010 stable
Catopuma badia Borneo Bay Cat EN 2016 decreasing
Leopardus jacobita Andean Cat EN 2016 decreasing
Leopardus tigrinus_old oncilla Central American Oncilla EN 2008 decreasing
Lynx lynx Eurasian Lynx
(Mediterranean)
EN 2010 decreasing
Lynx pardinus Iberian Lynx EN 2015 increasing
Neofelis diardi borneensis Bornean Clouded Leopard EN 2008 decreasing
Neofelis diardi diardi Sumatran Clouded Leopard EN 2008 decreasing
Panthera leo persica Asiatic Lion EN 2008 stable
Panthera tigris Tiger EN 2015 decreasing
Panthera tigris altaica Amur Tiger EN 2011 stable
Panthera tigris corbetti Indochinese Tiger EN 2011 decreasing
Panthera tigris tigris Bengal Tiger EN 2011 decreasing
Prionailurus planiceps Flat-headed Cat EN 2015 decreasing
VU Vulnerable
Acinonyx jubatus Cheetah VU 2015 decreasing
Caracal aurata African Golden Cat VU 2015 decreasing
Felis bieti Chinese Mountain Cat VU 2015 decreasing
Felis nigripes Black-footed Cat VU 2016 decreasing
Leopardus guigna Guiña, Kodkod VU 2015 decreasing
Leopardus guttulus Southern Tiger Cat VU 2016 decreasing
Leopardus tigrinus Northern Tiger Cat VU 2016 decreasing
Neofelis diardi Sunda Clouded Leopard VU 2015 decreasing
Neofelis nebulosa Clouded Leopard VU 2016 decreasing
Panthera leo Lion VU 2016 decreasing
Panthera pardus Leopard VU 2016 decreasing
Panthera uncia Snow Leopard VU 2017 decreasing
Prionailurus bengalensis rabori Visayan Leopard Cat VU 2008 decreasing
Prionailurus viverrinus Fishing Cat VU 2016 decreasing
NT Near Threatened
Caracal caracal Caracal
(Mediterranean)
NT 2010 unknown
Catopuma temminckii Asiatic Golden Cat NT 2015 decreasing
Felis margarita Sand Cat
(Mediterranean)
NT 2010 unknown
Leopardus colocolo Pampas Cat NT 2016 decreasing
Leopardus wiedii Margay NT 2015 decreasing
Otocolobus manul Pallas's Cat, Manul NT 2016 decreasing
Panthera onca Jaguar NT 2017 decreasing
Pardofelis marmorata Marbled Cat NT 2016 decreasing
Prionailurus rubiginosus Rusty-spotted Cat NT 2016 decreasing
LC Least Concern
Caracal caracal Caracal LC 2016 unknown
Felis chaus Jungle Cat LC 2016 decreasing
Felis margarita Sand Cat LC 2016 unknown
Felis silvestris Wildcat LC 2015 decreasing
Felis silvestris Wildcat
(Europe)
LC 2007 decreasing
Felis silvestris Wildcat
(Mediterranean)
LC 2010 decreasing
Herpailurus yagouaroundi Jaguarundi LC 2015 decreasing
Leopardus geoffroyi Geoffroy's Cat LC 2015 stable
Leopardus pardalis Ocelot LC 2015 decreasing
Leptailurus serval Serval LC 2015 stable
Lynx canadensis Canada Lynx LC 2016 stable
Lynx lynx Eurasian Lynx LC 2015 stable
Lynx lynx Eurasian Lynx
(Europe)
LC 2007 unknown
Lynx rufus Bobcat LC 2016 stable
Prionailurus bengalensis Leopard Cat LC 2015 stable
Puma concolor Puma, Mountain Lion, Cougar LC 2015 decreasing
DD Data Deficient
Felis chaus Jungle Cat
(Mediterranean)
DD 2010 decreasing

See Wild Cat Lists for more lists.

Reference: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2018-2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. 20 Nov 2018.

Note: The two additional species as determined in the revised Felidae taxonomy by the IUCN Cat Specialist Group have not yet been assessed separately, so do not yet appear on the IUCN Red List (as at 20 Nov 2018) - Felis lybica and  Prionailurus javanensis.

Changes Nov 2016 to Nov 2017:

  • Snow leopard (Panthera uncia) Endangered to Vulnerable

Changes Nov 2017 to Nov 2018:

  • None