Thanks to our ailurophilic readers, news about cats large and small keeps pouring in. Here are three highlights from the last week.
First, an instructional video about how to do yoga with your cat. Now you and your moggie can bond by exercising together—not that cats need relief from stress:
Second, twin Sumatran tiger cubs (a male and a female) were put on display for the first time four days ago at the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. The Last Word on Nothing gives details and photos, including the following info:
The twin cubs, a boy and a girl, were on display for the first time yesterday at the zoo here in Washington, D.C. A little after 10 a.m., keepers opened the metal door at the bottom of a short concrete set of stairs. First the mother’s round face appeared in the stairwell, then a tiny pair of ears, then both cubs.
An audience of 70 or 80 people, armed with cameras ranging from smartphone to telescope-sized, watched as the two cubs wandered, sniffing at dry leaves, trying out the stairs to the higher levels of the sloping exhibit. The lion roared from next door, a few dozen feet away but out of sight. One of the cubs jumped on a black piece of wood. One stood on its hind legs, stretching to reach up one of the enclosure’s mighty oaks with its front claws.
As they got more comfortable, they turned toward important kitten activities like scampering and pouncing. Sometimes one would lie on its back to bat at the other with its oversized paws. Solid kitten business.
Here is a videos of the event (note: this subspecies of tiger is critically endangered):
Finally, I proffer some unspeakably cute pictures of Karis, an 11-week-old lion cub at the Blair Drummond Safari Park in Scotland, having a high old time playing with leaves. You can see more photo in the Daily Mirror:
h/t: Su, Michael