Cute Overload :D
When I’m scared or lonely, I take my big bushy tail and pop it in my gob. Voilaá! Instant comfort.
This picture pacifies me, Shmyks!
a built-in feather boa! tres chic
Is that an Amur leopard — the rarest of the rare?
It’s a Snow Leopard (and also an encore presentayshe http://cuteoverload.com/2010/08/09/is-is-that-all-there-is/)
No complaints about the repeat here, though. Snow Leopards are my favorite big cat. So beautiful!
Isn’t this the exact same picture that NTMTOM used a while back? I remember the hovertext — “Also, my tail really hurts.”
Yes, a repost of my All-Time-Favourite-Cuteoverload-Post-Ever
Yeah i think so, very rare indeed, only 20 – 25 left in the wild. They live up in the mountains in eastern China and North and South Korea. They look fuzzier and have a lighter coat in the winter than regular leopards. And apparently are into tail nomming
I agree, they could post this once a month and I’d be happy.
So true! Very Zsa Zsa.
People chew their fingernails when they’re nervous, so whatcha lookin’ at?
Hey waiter there is a hair in my antelope.
my favorite-favorite too
ooh – fact time, y’all!
a snow leopard’s tail is almost twice as long as its body – they nom on their tails to keep the cold air and snow out of their face
(*the more you knowwww*)
this (ahem) dog person says yaayyy for working at a big kitty rescue
Check out the size of those paws! I think they’re bigger than my head.
Also, I think my brain just melted. That is a stunning animal.
Permanent link required.
How could anybody forget?
tracylee — Yo estoy jealous of yer kitty time !!! Please give one or all of them a crazy, unsafe hug & kiss from me.
– Or whatever method of emotionally *snuggling* them is allowed –
Oh, what a beautiful cat
Gotta leave a plug for the conservation group snowleopard.org — they not only do research on snow leopards in the wild, they also work with local people, e.g. livestock insurance means herders whose animals are killed by snow leopards will be paid so they don’t go out and kill the leopards; and marketing the locals’ crafts in their online store along with stuffed snow leopards (really cute!), t-shirts, etc. I have no connection with them except that I think they’re a great charity.
I chased it for years and finally caught it – now what?
look. at. the. size. of. those. paws. yikes. beautiful.
“stuffed snow leopards” is one of those trigger phrases, if you’re keeping score.
Isn’t this what everyone does with a fluffy feline tail? I know I’ve pseudo-nommed my Lavi’s tail a few billion times.
Oh believe me, Fird, as much as I want to give them ALL crazy unsafe hugs & smooches, I can’t.. they get *imaginarily* snuggled every time though.
In my brain, some are more huggable than others, and our big, blind tiger is the coziest
Floss yer teef!
Wait–that is your actual job? Is that what you do for a living, or is it a volunteer thing?
(soon-to-be) tour guide (just assisting on them for now), office work, gift shop, etc.
YES! The tail-hurting existentialist snow leopard!
Super cool. I’m gonna guess you probably don’t hug the binturong.
no way jose, those things will rip your face off
PS, Tracylee, at the Bronx Zoo, there is a wildly charismatic big boy tiger named Sasha (New York Magazine perennially names him “Best Zoo Animal”). He has a lot of charm, as you can see:
they’re not as bad as the kinkajous though, holy heck those things have got some srs claw ackshon – kinks are apparently pretty vio-lent
oh! handsome gent!
he just needs a big ol’ hug around the neck doesn’t he
Huh, a kinkajou visited my library once, and I remember him as being pretty friendly.
My tail. No touchy!
Mine Too!* All hail NTMTOM!
(*favorite cats, AND favorite post, ever!)
A kinkajou bit my sister once… no rilly!
That snow leopard is beautiful. Where was this picture taken?
There are some seriously cool animals at the Bronx Zoo. I still follow the cobra on Twitter.
That pic has been my computer screen for years now. Snow leopards are so beautiful and its great to see one doing something cute.