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(Gawker)   A stray cat snuck into Leningrad's Zoo in search of food, and ended up finding a new home and a new best friend   (gawker.com) divider line 63
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2014-06-18 08:58:42 PM
i.kinja-img.com
i haz a friend
 
2014-06-18 09:16:33 PM
Awesome! Unfortunately I think the lynx is isolated and starved for company.
Isn't it a really old zoo? So probably not open space/breeding pair oriented, but rather cat in a box with plexiglass?

/can't tell, feel free to enlighten
//life long cat owner
 
2014-06-18 10:21:47 PM

Percise1: Awesome! Unfortunately I think the lynx is isolated and starved for company.
Isn't it a really old zoo? So probably not open space/breeding pair oriented, but rather cat in a box with plexiglass?

/can't tell, feel free to enlighten
//life long cat owner


That is very likely the case, poor big kitty is lonely, but now he has a friend.  Until he accidently kills it...

But for now, it's adorable.
 
2014-06-19 12:37:29 AM

Ambivalence: Percise1: Awesome! Unfortunately I think the lynx is isolated and starved for company.
Isn't it a really old zoo? So probably not open space/breeding pair oriented, but rather cat in a box with plexiglass?

/can't tell, feel free to enlighten
//life long cat owner

That is very likely the case, poor big kitty is lonely, but now he has a friend.  Until he accidently kills it...

But for now, it's adorable.


From the links in the comments, they've already been together for some time.
 
2014-06-19 12:56:20 AM

Percise1: Awesome! Unfortunately I think the lynx is isolated and starved for company.
Isn't it a really old zoo? So probably not open space/breeding pair oriented, but rather cat in a box with plexiglass?


I don't know what the lynx housing looks like, but there must be at least some access to the outdoors.  The domestic cat got in, after all.
 
2014-06-19 01:34:59 AM

Chariset: Percise1: Awesome! Unfortunately I think the lynx is isolated and starved for company.
Isn't it a really old zoo? So probably not open space/breeding pair oriented, but rather cat in a box with plexiglass?

I don't know what the lynx housing looks like, but there must be at least some access to the outdoors.  The domestic cat got in, after all.


Yah but domestic cats can crawl through spaces that may seem impossible.  It's like they don't have bones.
 
2014-06-19 01:47:20 AM
Agreed, I have no idea how the cat got in if there is no real outside access, but then like you said, a house cat can creep into a lot of places, especially that something 3x the size couldn't. It could be a one way deal as well, easier to get in, almost impossible to get out...

From the video, I'd be surprised if the big cat harmed the little one, as long as the food keeps showing up that is. They look incredibly happy together...

A brief search showed me no more info, other than this:
http://englishrussia.com/2008/10/28/the-lynx-and-the-cat/
Apparently the breaking news is only 6 years cold.
 
2014-06-19 01:51:25 AM

Percise1: Agreed, I have no idea how the cat got in if there is no real outside access, but then like you said, a house cat can creep into a lot of places, especially that something 3x the size couldn't. It could be a one way deal as well, easier to get in, almost impossible to get out...


A lot of zoo enclosures have a hidden room behind the wall with bars on the back end.  Cat probably squeezed through the bars.
 
2014-06-19 03:57:52 AM
Awwwwwww.
 
2014-06-19 04:02:03 AM

Percise1: Agreed, I have no idea how the cat got in if there is no real outside access, but then like you said, a house cat can creep into a lot of places, especially that something 3x the size couldn't. It could be a one way deal as well, easier to get in, almost impossible to get out...

From the video, I'd be surprised if the big cat harmed the little one, as long as the food keeps showing up that is. They look incredibly happy together...

A brief search showed me no more info, other than this:
http://englishrussia.com/2008/10/28/the-lynx-and-the-cat/
Apparently the breaking news is only 6 years cold.


Yor brief search was taken from the article's comments...that really was a brief search.
 
2014-06-19 04:06:20 AM
Leningrad?
 
2014-06-19 04:10:46 AM
It reminds me of this case where a bear and a cat struck up a friendship.

Animals in zoos can get bored and lonely. Providing a more stimulating environment has been one of the top priorities in zoo curation since Gerald Durrell.
 
2014-06-19 04:11:33 AM

Percise1: Apparently the breaking news is only 6 years cold.


Wow! Fark is getting faster these days. I just found out that we apparently fought a war against the Japanese. No shiat.
 
2014-06-19 04:13:01 AM

Foxxinnia: Leningrad?


"Where were you born?"
"St. Petersburg"
"Where did you go to school?"
"Petrograd"
"Where did you work?"
"Leningrad"
"Where do you live now?"
"St. Petersburg."
"How many houses have you lived in?"
"One"
 
2014-06-19 04:13:28 AM
Every creature needs a friend.
 
2014-06-19 04:15:30 AM
The cat might be just about the same size as a lynx kitten, and according to http://lovemeow.com/2014/06/cat-and-lynx-become-inseparable-friends/ , the lynx is female. Maybe the cat awoke a mother instinct in the lynx, which would probably make for a fairly caring and fulfilling companionship for both. Not the worst thing that could happen, especially if the lynx used to be kept solitary.
 
2014-06-19 04:16:46 AM
article posted in 2008. The cat was killed a long time ago.
 
2014-06-19 04:37:22 AM
the rest of my teeth just fell out
 
2014-06-19 04:39:42 AM

diaphoresis: article posted in 2008. The cat was killed a long time ago.


No
 
2014-06-19 04:46:57 AM
Anyone find out if these two cats are both still alive and friends? This almost made my teeth rot, but I'm still a jaded bastard.
 
2014-06-19 04:47:34 AM
img.fark.net
 
2014-06-19 04:48:04 AM

diaphoresis: article posted in 2008. The cat was killed a long time ago.


www.tacomaworld.com
 
2014-06-19 04:48:29 AM

cretinbob: the rest of my teeth just fell out


Goddamnit.
 
2014-06-19 04:50:15 AM
OMG,. cats and cats living together

I want a kitten now.
 
2014-06-19 04:50:27 AM

FuzedBox: Anyone find out if these two cats are both still alive and friends? This almost made my teeth rot, but I'm still a jaded bastard.


the video was posted June 7.
 
2014-06-19 05:27:16 AM
Both cats were killed by gorillas.

And then the gorillas died when winter came.
 
2014-06-19 05:46:10 AM

Percise1: Agreed, I have no idea how the cat got in if there is no real outside access, but then like you said, a house cat can creep into a lot of places, especially that something 3x the size couldn't. It could be a one way deal as well, easier to get in, almost impossible to get out...

From the video, I'd be surprised if the big cat harmed the little one, as long as the food keeps showing up that is. They look incredibly happy together...

A brief search showed me no more info, other than this:
http://englishrussia.com/2008/10/28/the-lynx-and-the-cat/
Apparently the breaking news is only 6 years cold.


Occasionally there are updates. Random blog post in 2010.

Here's them in 2012:
img-fotki.yandex.ru

And just for good measure, unknown date:
www.hellopiter.ru

Relevant search terms: Ленинградская рысь кошка
 
2014-06-19 05:46:20 AM

Percise1: Awesome! Unfortunately I think the lynx is isolated and starved for company.
Isn't it a really old zoo? So probably not open space/breeding pair oriented, but rather cat in a box with plexiglass?

/can't tell, feel free to enlighten
//life long cat owner


They apparently upgraded some of their big cat enclosures last year. Though who knows what that means exactly. Seems like it would be a pretty depressing zoo. More like going to an animal shelter.
 
2014-06-19 05:59:56 AM

foxyshadis: Percise1: Agreed, I have no idea how the cat got in if there is no real outside access, but then like you said, a house cat can creep into a lot of places, especially that something 3x the size couldn't. It could be a one way deal as well, easier to get in, almost impossible to get out...

From the video, I'd be surprised if the big cat harmed the little one, as long as the food keeps showing up that is. They look incredibly happy together...

A brief search showed me no more info, other than this:
http://englishrussia.com/2008/10/28/the-lynx-and-the-cat/
Apparently the breaking news is only 6 years cold.

Occasionally there are updates. Random blog post in 2010.

Here's them in 2012:
[img-fotki.yandex.ru image 850x564]

And just for good measure, unknown date:
[www.hellopiter.ru image 640x512]

Relevant search terms: Ленинградская рысь кошка


those are different calicos, or one of the images has been flipped.
 
2014-06-19 06:04:01 AM

cretinbob: those are different calicos, or one of the images has been flipped.


Bad exposure on the top one, but they're the same.
 
2014-06-19 06:04:37 AM

foxyshadis: Here's them in 2012:


Looks like the honeymoon period is well and truly over.
 
2014-06-19 06:36:08 AM

some_beer_drinker: i haz a friend


I can haz kitties?

Dawwwwwww
 
2014-06-19 06:52:35 AM

Ambivalence: Chariset: Percise1: Awesome! Unfortunately I think the lynx is isolated and starved for company.
Isn't it a really old zoo? So probably not open space/breeding pair oriented, but rather cat in a box with plexiglass?

I don't know what the lynx housing looks like, but there must be at least some access to the outdoors.  The domestic cat got in, after all.

Yah but domestic cats can crawl through spaces that may seem impossible.  It's like they don't have bones.


www.girlswithslingshots.com
Murr?
 
2014-06-19 06:58:23 AM

cretinbob: the video was posted June 7.


and same clip was posted elsewhere as early as October, 2008.

www.av100fun.com
 
2014-06-19 07:12:30 AM
In Mendoza, Argentina, an animal and a cat had a wonderful bonding experience too.  Not sure how it ended but at the time, it was going pretty well.

img.fark.net

/short time later, I saw a llama that had escaped its cage and calmly browsing on the fauna
//had a lion cage where you could walk over a short barrier to put your hand in the cage
///friend told me to go just for the bizareness of the place
 
2014-06-19 07:17:36 AM
The lynx bonded with the cat huh? No shiat, you have it locked up in a farking cage the size of a broom closet by itself. It would have bonded with a monkey had one gotten in there. Get it a farking mate already.
 
2014-06-19 07:18:19 AM
What a stray cat may look like.

www.swingblues.com
 
2014-06-19 07:27:47 AM

diaphoresis: article posted in 2008. The cat was killed a long time ago.


My cat left a surprise in your shoe Mr. Sunshine. Enjoy.
 
2014-06-19 07:36:58 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2014-06-19 07:55:45 AM

Teaser: What a stray cat may look like.

[www.swingblues.com image 300x300]


Is he strutting?
 
2014-06-19 07:58:55 AM

Teaser: What a stray cat may look like.

[www.swingblues.com image 300x300]


fist bump
 
2014-06-19 08:04:57 AM
Was it Brian Seltzer?
 
2014-06-19 08:20:05 AM

bikerbob59: Was it Brian Seltzer?


Or maybe even Brian Setzer?
 
2014-06-19 08:29:42 AM

pinguwin: In Mendoza, Argentina, an animal and a cat had a wonderful bonding experience too.  Not sure how it ended but at the time, it was going pretty well.

[img.fark.net image 850x637]

/short time later, I saw a llama that had escaped its cage and calmly browsing on the fauna
//had a lion cage where you could walk over a short barrier to put your hand in the cage
///friend told me to go just for the bizareness of the place


The Llama was calmly browsing on the FAUNA? Uh, aren't llamas herbivores?

(I think you mean flora)
 
2014-06-19 08:34:43 AM

Active introvert: Every creature needs a friend.


I knew a stripper that used to use that line.
 
2014-06-19 08:38:22 AM

Teaser: bikerbob59: Was it Brian Seltzer?

Or maybe even Brian Setzer?


Some people might get it.
 
2014-06-19 08:46:54 AM
Pardon me Roy, is that the cat who ate your new shoes?

//got nuttin'
///old news thread isboring me, i'm crushing your head
////crush, crush, crush
 
2014-06-19 08:59:56 AM
In Soviet Russia, pussy walks into bars looking for you.
 
2014-06-19 09:00:54 AM

foxyshadis: cretinbob: those are different calicos, or one of the images has been flipped.

Bad exposure on the top one, but they're the same.


age too possibly
 
2014-06-19 09:01:18 AM

lobotomy survivor: The cat might be just about the same size as a lynx kitten, and according to http://lovemeow.com/2014/06/cat-and-lynx-become-inseparable-friends/ , the lynx is female. Maybe the cat awoke a mother instinct in the lynx, which would probably make for a fairly caring and fulfilling companionship for both. Not the worst thing that could happen, especially if the lynx used to be kept solitary.


You can tell the lynx is genuinely feeling buddy-buddy, because she does the straight forehead-to-forehead bump with the cat. Sure sign of BFF
 
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