These kittens are going to make you cry with their adorableness!
It is home to Arwen and Sawyer, two cats with extraordinary hunting abilities that can be found at the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. The success rate of these black-footed cats in hunting is an incredible 60%, according to research. When the feline couple gave birth to a male, Ryder, and a daughter, Skyler, the zoo became the new home of what the Smithsonian describes as “the world’s deadliest super cats”.
“This helps us to ensure that the cats do not connect human hands with food — hence avoiding bites,” explains Chelsea Davis, the park’s animal care expert. “But we also want to make sure that we’re a safe enough distance away so the cats don’t feel threatened when they come up to us for food.”
The breed, which is distinguished by its black-padded soles and fur, is considered to be among the greatest hunters in the feline world. Once they reach full maturity, Ryder and Skyler will not weigh more than 2 to 3 pounds. Black-footed cats, which are found in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa, are among the world’s tiniest cats, with a body length of little over two feet.
They are not as enormous as they seem, and according to the San Diego Zoo, a single black-footed cat may swallow up to 14 rodents and birds in a single night. Lions, on the other hand, only capture their prey 25 percent of the time, according to statistics.
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