Here is our list of recommended wild cat books that cover the entire Felidae cat family.

These books are about all the big cats and small cats and are available from Amazon USA (including Kindle ebooks) and NHBS UK (printed editions only).

  • 'General interest' = all wild cat enthusiasts will enjoy the book.
  • 'Academic interest' = useful to students, researchers and zoology librarians.

Please see the individual cat pages on this website if you are looking for books about a particular wild cat.

USA and non-USA visitors can download a free reading app for Kindle to your smart phone, tablet or computer from Amazon. You can then read any Kindle ebook ordered from Amazon on your own device, regardless of which country you reside in. So there is no need to have a Kindle device.

Non-USA visitors can also try AbeBooks to check for printed editions in bookstores of their own country.

The books are listed in publication year order - most recent to older. I personally own most of these books so if you have any queries please feel free to contact me.

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Felidae Evolution Book 2020

On the Prowl

In Search of Big Cat Origins

by Mark Hallett and John Harris 2020

(general and academic interest)

Amazon US

NHBS UK

Felines of the World by Dr. G.G. Bellani

Felines of the World

by Dr G.G. Bellani 2019

(general and academic interest)

Amazon US (incl Kindle)

NHBS UK

Wild Cats of the World - Luke Hunter 2015

Wild Cats of the World

by Luke Hunter 2015

(general and academic interest)

Amazon US (incl Kindle)

AbeBooks global

The Wild Cat Book - Sunquist 2014

The Wild Cat Book

by Fiona and Mel Sunquist 2014

(general interest)

Amazon US (incl Kindle)

AbeBooks global

Small Wild Cats - Sanderson and Watson 2011

Small Wild Cats

by J. Sanderson and P. Watson 2011

(general interest)

Amazon US (incl Kindle)

AbeBooks global

Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids - Macdonald and Loveridge 2010

Biology and Conservation of Wild Felids

by D. Macdonald and A. Loveridge 2010

(academic interest)

Amazon US * Amazon eTextbook

AbeBooks global

Handbook of the Mammals of the World, Volume 1: Carnivores

The Mammals of the World

Volume 1: Carnivores

by DE Wilson & RA Mittermeier (editors) 2009

(general and academic interest)

NHBS UK

Wild Cats of the World - Sunquist 2002

Wild Cats of the World

by Mel and Fiona Sunquist 2002

(general and academic interest)

Amazon US (incl Kindle)

AbeBooks global

The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives

The Big Cats and Their Fossil Relatives

by Mauricio Antón and Alan Turner 2000

(general and academic interest)

Amazon US * NHBS UK