World’s Smallest, Most Fearless Kitten

July 12, 2008 / 4 Comments

most fearless kitten Worlds Smallest, Most Fearless KittenFour tiny kittens, known as prionailurus rubiginosus, were born at a zoo in Port Lympne Wild Animal Park in Kent.

The rusty spotted cats are about the size of a rat when fully grown and weigh a whopping 40 grams, about one third that of kittens of domestic cats.

The difference, these little guys don’t know how small they are.

In the wild, they are found in Sri Lanka and parts of India. They are also fearless.

“A female with kittens will defend them without thinking of herself. They will quite happily attack us – they are so small we have to be careful not to tread on them,” says one zoo keeper.

“In their own minds these cats are tigers – they think they are much bigger than they really are. They are quite fearless.”

These four kittens are part of a breeding program to ensure they are protected from any catastrophic event that might threaten their extinction.

Lemme see, that would be us trying to protect the fearless. From whom? Us, probably.

The cats will attack and eat anything they can catch not mindful that they might be dinner for some much larger creature. They are nocturnal so as to not be easy prey for birds and bigger cats.

Reminds me of the bumble bee. The bee doesn’t know he can’t fly and does it anyway. GP wonders what these little cats could do if we would just leave them alone.

What do you think of capturing animals to ‘protect’ them?