Holiday Greetings

Possibly one of the cutest and charming Holiday Greetings, sent out by Big Cat Rescue, involves birds and a lynx with some serious skills. I absolutely fell in love with this and had to share. The animated video is by Blue Zoo Animation and was done for Big Cat Rescue and Felidae Conservation Fund to bring awareness to the work the organizations are doing to help wildcats.

Lynx and birds is a timely story about love triumphing over fear, we created a short festive animation that would rival any Christmas advert in the cuteness stakes!

Wishing all humans and wild creatures a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!

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Cat Dance

Why go out dancing when you can stay home and watch this? Spanish Dance Troupe Ballet Zoom performs their version of ‘Cats’. Your dose of retro ridiculousness. Can’t figure out if the kittens are very happy though, maybe a little confused. Happy Caturday!

Being Cats

‘Why do cats act so weird’ from TED ED, narrated by Dr. Tony Buffington, veterinarian, researcher, professor and cat guru at Ohio State, tells us why cats act the way they do. These charming, entertaining and mysterious creatures who we share our homes with can reveal a lot about their ancestry and evolution through their seemingly quirky behavior. Are they truly weird or are they just being cats?

Future Cats

Reconstructing what prehistoric big cats looked like, and to some extent how they lived, often relies on fossils finds that researchers and scientists use to piece together the past, but what if we wanted a glimpse into the distant future of big cats instead?

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From the past –  CGI recreates the famous Sabertooth cat confronted by the first humans. Image – Nat Geo WILD/National Geographic Channels

Future Cat by Nat Geo WILD has given us that glimpse by taking a different approach, using cutting-edge special effects, and creating new worlds with ‘evolved’ big cats to go along with them. The show examines how today’s Lions, Tigers, Jaguars and Leopards would live in drastically changed environments complete with ice, desserts, floods and shifting continents that could possibly have African, Asian and North America cats fighting for survival.

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CGI: The four big cats, Lions, Tigers, Jaguars, Leopards perched high above on a mountain. Image – Nat Geo Wild/National Geographic Channel

Although the show is pure fantasy with the help of CGI and imagination it manages to address some real questions of how big cats will adapt to a future earth with extreme climate changes.

Future Cat also touches on the present and how the perfect predator has inspired researchers in the lab to create a ‘robotic cat’ like the one at MIT which mimics the running of the cheetah.

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CGI: A futuristic robot cat stands in the rubble of Fukushima waiting to begin a search and rescue mission – Image Nat Geo Wild/National Geographic Channels

Big cats have been around for millions of years, they are highly adaptable and have survived some of the earth’s most extreme challenges. Researchers acknowledge that there is really nothing quit like them and that they will never be able to be completely replicated. Once big cats are gone, they are gone for good.

What does the future hold for the big cats? At present that is something only humans can answer, their future remains in our hands. Big cats have survived almost everything nature has thrown at them up until this point, however the greatest threat they face is still from us.

Future Cat has aired on Nat Geo WILD, however you can watch the show in it’s entirety here on dailymotion

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A future cat watches as comets streak through the night sky. What does Mother Nature have in store? Image – Nat Geo WILD/National Geographic Channels

Cats In Trouble

Fun, catchy and educational, Cats in Trouble is a music video brought to you by N2 Cat Crew and some famous internet cats in support of The Paw Project – an important initiative to educate people on the painful and detrimental effects of declawing.

Declawing is banned in 38 countries but still legal in many places in the U.S. and Canada. While many individual veterinarians and clinics are opting to no longer offer this surgery there are lots that still do so please educate yourself and others, support bills and bans on declawing where you live and be sure to visit share this video! For more visit The Paw Project and for those in Canada you can also follow AdoptMe Canada a group dedicated to helping ban declawing.

Out of The Mouths of Cats

Comic relief because I needed this and…you do to. Out of the mouths of cats your Monday dose of ridiculousness. Meow.

Merry Catmas and Happy Holidays!

Hard to believe it’s that time of year again! Wishing all my readers a wonderful Christmas and holiday season. Whether you spend it with friends, family or felines I hope you take the time to sit back and relax. Lil Bub’s Most Magical Yule Log video, complete with guest appearances, a tree, mini couch and some extra special Bub effects, will help you do just that.

Merry Catmas and Happy Holidays!