Cats are carnivorous predators that usually hunt by sneaking up on their prey to pounce upon it. They vary in size from a few pounds to several hundred pounds, and most wild felines can kill prey considerably larger than themselves. Only a few species of cat are strong swimmers. Smaller cats also appear in the World of Warcraft, they are domesticated felines, often called house cats, and are a delicacy to murlocs.
A type of large cat called a saber is also the night elf racial mount.
Their appealing looks, commonness throughout the game, and variety make them a popular choice. Their [Prowl] ability works well with a night elfhunter's [Shadowmeld]. They also hold the honor of being the only Hunter pet to have two unique pet abilities, rather than the usual one.