Domestic Cat

Felis catus

Mammal | Domestic

Animal Info

Found in a dumpster, our domestic cat has become a cherished part of the Zoo family as an ambassador animal. There are more than 70 cat breeds throughout the world. Their rough tongue helps them to groom and clean their prey.


In the wild: Small bugs, birds, and fish

At the Zoo: Canned cat food


Typically found in captivity or urban settings as feral (wild) cats 

Conservation Status

International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) – not evaluated