If you're a cat lover like us, you have a soft spot in your heart not just for house cats but also for big cats. You'd pet them if you could, and you know it. And you wish you could spend more time around big cats like that and get to know them better, learn about each of them - what makes them special and different and what their personalities are like.
Well, say thank you to tumblr user carnegiemuseumnaturalhistory for deciding to share their big cat knowledge with us and teaching us - unlucky big cat lovers who can't spend time with big cats - about what makes wild cats unique. Reading this has both educated us and made us want to cuddle a snow leopard even more.
This family may be a little unique, but they sure are loving. A baby lynx abandoned by its mother for being the runt of the litter was brought into the care of a domesticated cat who had just given birth to a kitten of her own, and the cat quickly adopted the lynx as her own. A cat is a cat right? All big cats act like little cats at the end of the day.
This tumblr thread stoke the hearts of everyone, and it is one of our favorites as well, because though the family may be a little strange, their story is one of acceptance, and it is so heartwarming. Also, the domesticated cat can rest assured that her large, fierce daughter will protect her from everything, and that's a wonderful bonus.
Could there ever be anything better than tiny kitten beans? Today, we're attempting to answer that question. Huge fluffy mitten lynx beans. Well, paws. They're paws are so fluffy, there's barely any bean to be seen. If there's any rival to tiny kitty beans it's this.
Honestly, we're not sure what we want more - to pet them or to have them pet us. Normally cats feets are too sharp for petting humans, but these paws are so fluffy, being petted by them sounds like a pretty good idea to us. But since we can't have that, we will have to settle for loving and appreciating these large cats' large fluffy paws from afar.
This is one of the cutest stories we've ever heard! And it's also the most literal, "my mom can beat up your mom" scenario we've ever come across!
Meet Alena, a beautiful Lynx at the Siberian Zoo who has adopted three abandoned kittens. The kittens were left at the zoo's gates in a box with a note attached, "They left us!" Alena has previous experience at being an adoptive mother, and she's so very good at it. Alena is so loving with the three kittens, constantly watching over them and grooming them. Take about a motherly instinct.
Sadly, the kittens cannot stay at the zoo forever, the zoo has already found new owners for the kittens and they will be at their forever home.
This beautiful bond between Lynx and kittens won't be forgotten, we just hope this born to be mother gets her own forever cub someday.
Let's talk about how deliciously fluffy theCanadian Lynx is. The cat is quite literally just a giant floof ball with eyes and gigantic paws! This lynx can be found across Canada, Alaska and even extending to the Rocky Mountains in the U.S. It has a beautiful ruffed face and tufted ears, and it;s over twice the size of a domestic cat!
Maternal instinct comes so naturally to this incredible Lynx who has taken custody of four kittens.
Story found on Russian.rt
And if your heart hadn't already melted, thaw it completely with the most enchanting cute cats and kittens you've ever seen. Or just ask yourself the ultimate mystery in the universe: Why are cats so cute? We tried to figure out the answer and hopefully our explanation is on point.
When you hear animals creeping along your porch, you think stray dogs or cats are probably responsible — or maybe a bold raccoon. You don't think it's going to be a mother lynx and her family of seven kittens. But such was the case for Tim Newton when he awoke to the sound of paws on his deck Wednesday morning. The Anchorage man thought it was cats, but he didn't think it would be, well, big cats.
Newton, a professional photographer, naturally reached for his camera to capitalize on the the rare opportunity to photograph the cats. The cats played on the deck for about 40 minutes before their mom ushered them back into the woods. Enjoy the photos below and if you want to see more of Newton's photo session with the lynx, check out his Facebook page.