Mews and Nips: Black-footed Kittens Charm Visitors at Philadelphia Zoo


It doesn’t get much cuter than this: the Philadelphia Zoo recently introduced the offspring of its two Black-footed Cats to the public. Kittens Drogon, Rhaegal and Viserion were born in April. n The black-footed cat’s natural  habitat is southern Africa. They are the smallest cat in the world and are even smaller than the domestic cat. For more photos and a video of the adorable trio, visit The Huffington Post.

If you missed any of the stories featured on The Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Monday, we introduced the AAFP’s new house-soiling guidelines, on Tuesday, we announced our partnership with Spirit Essences to be Rescue Cat Sponsors at the National Capital Cat Show, on Wednesday, we introduced you to the cats at Shasta Abbey, and on Friday, we reviewed The Cat Sitter’s Nine Lives (we’re giving away an autographed copy.) And don’t forget to enter our giveaway for a 20 pound bag of SmartCat All Natural Cat Litter!

Even though the US has been eliminated from the World Cup, World Cup fever appears to be alive and well as the final two games of the tournament take place this weekend. But who needs World Cup soccer when you can watch two adorable smush-faced cats play instead. Enjoy!


Have a great weekend!

Photo via Huffington Post


4 Comments on Mews and Nips: Black-footed Kittens Charm Visitors at Philadelphia Zoo

  1. Deb Barnes - Zee and Zoey
    July 12, 2014 at 2:18 pm (6 years ago)

    Cute! The only thing missing from that video is my Jazmine! Have a nice weekend and congratulations again on the Pettie nomination!

    • Ingrid
      July 12, 2014 at 3:18 pm (6 years ago)

      LOL Deb! I bet Jazmine would be a great soccer player. Congratulations to you, too!

  2. Rudolph.A.Furtado
    July 12, 2014 at 3:20 am (6 years ago)

    Beautiful .Reading as well as seeing “BLACK-FOOTED CATS” for the first time in my life.Can they be domesticated and kept as pets akin to normal cats ? How much would a “Black-Footed Cat” cost ?

    • Ingrid
      July 12, 2014 at 6:21 am (6 years ago)

      I don’t know whether they could be domesticated, Rudolph. Given that there are so few wild cats left on the planet, I think it’s better to let them be as wild as they can be in a zoo setting.


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