Welcome to Krazy Kats - a friendly informal discussion forum: Talk about anything from birth to death - and beyond!

Lykoi cats

Share
avatar
Stardust

Posts : 1074
Points : 5750
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Lykoi cats

Post by Stardust on Tue 14 Jun 2016 - 11:37

Reading a South African newsletter this morning, and saw a paragraph regarding a Lykoi cat found roaming in public gardens in the Cape. Never heard of this race, also called werewolf cat, so looked it up:

http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/rare-werewolf-cat-found-south-africa

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lykoi

Quite cute. happyheart


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Whiskers

Female

Posts : 1069
Points : 5716
Join date : 2011-04-02
Star sign : Libra

Re: Lykoi cats

Post by Whiskers on Sat 18 Jun 2016 - 10:38

Poor little thing.  It wont have much of a life with all the worlds scientists and biologists probing and examinations following it through its life.  If it was a family of these mutants that were found it would be different, at least they would have some kind of companionship and interaction with their own kind but this little animal is destined for a life of research with people only interested in the new discovery.
avatar
Stardust

Posts : 1074
Points : 5750
Join date : 2011-03-24
Location : City of Light

Re: Lykoi cats

Post by Stardust on Mon 20 Jun 2016 - 15:38

I think he'll be well looked after and loved, Whiskers. The article from MNN indicates:
"Although there's a lot of interest in the rare, unusual kitten, rescuers have found a home for him 'with one of the greatest feline experts and animal lovers,' according to the group."

There are other Lykoi cats (in the USA), but only 35 in the world according to the article.

He's a sweet looking kitten, isn't he? happyheart


_________________________________________________________________
Be grateful for even the smallest thing, blessings come in many disguises.
avatar
Feather

Female

Posts : 984
Points : 5351
Join date : 2011-03-25
Location : Scotland
Star sign : Libra
Chinese zodiac : Cat

Re: Lykoi cats

Post by Feather on Mon 20 Jun 2016 - 22:36

I wouldn't say he's pretty but I hope he has a happy life.


_________________________________________________________________
I'D RATHER PURR THAN HISS!  

    Current date/time is Fri 18 Aug 2017 - 2:17