The Lion Kind and Other Breeds

If you ever watch some of those documentaries on cats, you can see that the furry critters that own us as pets can be found in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors (the Maine Coon is a whopper.) Go to the zoo or watch a different documentary and you see the big ones such as lions, tigers, cheetahs, leopards, bobcats, and a passel of others. Where did they originate?

Lions are described in the Bible and other ancient historical records. The created kind probably looked much the same then as it does now.
Liger (lion-tiger hybrid) image credit: Ali West (CC by 2.0)
Darwinists are content with "it evolved" and spin some yarns, but it is obvious from their amazing abilities such as vision, smell, hearing, and others that the Master Engineer designed them. Biblical creationists believe in the created kinds of Genesis, and the study of the kinds is called baraminology. They're all cats, and can interbreed. Lions and tigers can breed. The largest domestic cat (although domestic is disputed) is the Savannah cat, a cross between a domestic and an African serval.

Lions are discussed in the Bible and in other ancient historical records. I'll allow that it's a natural question to wonder if they were the same back then as they are now, and if diversification from the kinds that disembarked Noah's Ark would allow enough time.
During the creation week, God created each animal to reproduce “according to its kind.” Much later, Noah’s family brought two of every kind onto the Ark. Are lions their own kind, or are they part of a larger reproducing group?
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Many different cats can interbreed. When added together, they form a string of breeding varieties that includes all cats. This means that today’s lions, tigers, jaguars, leopards, and even house cats descended from just a few generic-looking cats.
You can read the entire mane attraction by clicking on "Have Lions Always Been Lions?" If you're interested, a much longer and more technical article is linked at "The Origin of the Cat Family".