Mews and Nips: Archaelogists Find Huge Cat Carved Into Hillside 2,000 Years Ago

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I don’t usually get excited about archaeological finds, but this one had me awestruck. A huge feline figure carved into an arid hillside more than 2,000 years ago has been discovered in southern Peru. The geoglyph measures 121 feet across and is part of the Nazca Lines, a collection of hundreds of mysterious artworks etched onto a plateau 250 miles south of Lima. For the story of how the giant cat was discovered, visit SCNOW.com.

If you missed any of the stories featured on the Conscious Cat this week, here’s a recap: on Sunday, we reflected on the importance of not giving up, on Monday, we told you about Holistic Actions, a website chock full of resources to help you take better care of your cats, on Tuesday, we reviewed the Lil Paws 5-in-1 carrier, on Wednesday, I shared a memory of Ruby, and on Friday, we reviewed the young adult novel Catalyst. And don’t forget to enter our giveaway to win a Sleepypod Air carrier!

Today’s video of a kitten discovering his paws is sure to bring a smile – enjoy!

Have a great weekend!

Photo via Jhony Islas/Peru’s Ministry of Culture – Nasca-Palpa via AP

6 Comments on Mews and Nips: Archaelogists Find Huge Cat Carved Into Hillside 2,000 Years Ago

  1. Deborah O'Connor
    October 24, 2020 at 11:14 pm (1 month ago)

    Is this an April Fools joke? Wait, it’s October. The site may be a scam. It’s all blocked out unless you take a “survey”. Just seems phishy to me.

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    • Ingrid
      October 25, 2020 at 5:14 am (1 month ago)

      Not a scam. It’s been widely reports among multiple news outlets. Feel free to Google.

      Reply
  2. Elizabeth Butz
    October 24, 2020 at 5:37 pm (1 month ago)

    Can you provide some ideas about cats who do serious biting of their owners. Have this calico for 10 years and she still bites me.

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    • Ingrid
      October 25, 2020 at 5:16 am (1 month ago)

      Your cat may be exhibiting play or petting aggression. Enter either term in the search bar at the top of our site, and you’ll find more information.

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  3. Janine
    October 24, 2020 at 7:13 am (1 month ago)

    I saw this discovery on Facebook last night and was amazed by it. It just goes to prove cats really are the best and people have loved them forever.

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  4. Eleanor Skibo
    October 24, 2020 at 2:31 am (1 month ago)

    What a great and interesting discovery, Ingrid. That cat carving looks so huge and unique. I’ve never seen anything like that. Thanks for sharing. Please tell Allegra, Hi, and I hope she’s doing well. Talk to you both, soon.

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