List of fictional big cats

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This list of fictional big cats is subsidiary to the List of fictional cats and other felines and includes notable large feline characters that appear in various works of fiction. This list excludes hybrids such as ligers and tiglons.


Name Species Author Work Notes
Aslan Lion C. S. Lewis The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe A talking lion, the King of Beasts, son of the Emperor-Over-the-Sea; a wise, compassionate, magical authority (both temporal and spiritual); mysterious and benevolent guide to the human children who visit; guardian and saviour of Narnia. Lewis described Aslan as an alternative version of Christ, that is, as the form in which Christ might have appeared in a fantasy world. "Aslan" is Turkish for "lion".[1]
Bagheera Leopard Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book Friendly, loyal, trustworthy, protective, sly, clever, serious and responsible character
Chandre Lion Eduard Uspenskiy Cheburashka
Cowardly Lion Lion L. Frank Baum The Wonderful Wizard of Oz As his name implies, he is a lion without any courage.
Grograman Lion Michael Ende The NeverEnding Story Dubbed "The Many Colored Death" (Graógramán, der Bunte Tod in German)
Guenhwyvar Black panther R. A. Salvatore 600 lb. Astral entity, summoned through a figurine likeness. Guenhwyvar can spend half a day on the Material Plane before needing to be dismissed home to rest. She will also heal faster on the Astral Plane.
Hungry Tiger Tiger L. Frank Baum Ozma of Oz A gluttonous tiger who will not eat friends or defenseless beings due to his conscience
Jad-bal-ja Lion Edgar Rice Burroughs Tarzan and the Golden Lion A companion to Tarzan
Jussuf Tiger Günter Eich Der Tiger Jussuf The title circus tiger in a radio play
Lafcadio Lion Shel Silverstein Lafcadio: The Lion Who Shot Back The title character in a children's book
Naga Lioness Scott Hawkins The Library at Mount Char Short for 'Nagasaki' She is a young lioness who befriends the hero of the story.
Richard Parker Tiger Yann Martel Life of Pi Companion to Pi, originally named "Thirsty" but renamed due to a name confusion with the hunter
Shere Khan Tiger Rudyard Kipling The Jungle Book A dishonorable tiger who seeks to devour Mowgli and rule the jungle
Stelmaria Snow leopard Philip Pullman His Dark Materials Lord Asriel's daemon
Tigger Tiger A. A. Milne Winnie the Pooh Does not like thistles, acorns or honey, but loves Malt Medicine
The Tiger Who Came to Tea Tiger Judith Kerr The Tiger Who Came to Tea A tiger who interrupts Sophie and her family's afternoon tea session
Yambo Cheetah André Mercier Our Friend Yambo A curious biography of a cheetah adopted by a French couple and brought to live in Paris





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