BIG CAT It includes four feline species in genus Panthera: The lion (Panthera leo), tiger (Panthera tigris), leopard (Panthera pardus) and jaguar (Panthera Onca). The members of this genus are the only ones able to roar, and this considered as a feature of the big cats. All cat are carnivores efficient predators. It range includes the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe. Only Oceania and Antarctica have native species of cats.