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The Berlin Zoo is celebrating the first birth of Rusty-Spotted Cats in its 168-year history. Rusty-Spotted Cats are the world's smallest wild cats, weighing only 2.0 to 3.5 lb (0.9 to 1.6 kg) as adults.

The two kittens were born on August 5, and have only recently begun to leave their den to explore their exhibit. Playful, clumsy, and a little awkward, the two female youngsters are a delight to zoo guests. At birth, kittens typically weigh just 2.0-2.7 ounces (60-77 g).

Native only to Sri Lanka and India, these diminuitive cats are classified as Vulnerable due to habitat loss and the conversion of wild lands to farms. Rusty-Spotted Cats prefer dense forests and grasslands, emerging at night to hunt for rodents, birds, and lizards.

Little is known about these secretive cats, and few zoos display this species, making these two kitttens especially important for the captive population.

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Here kitty kitty kitty.

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Is there anything cuter than a kitten, except for sphinx cats but maybe their kittens are cute?

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I want one. :wub:

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Cuteness overloaaaaad!

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omg so cute :wub:

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Karma post if I ever saw one lol.

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I noticed the rounded ear tips -- that's unusual.

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This is the cutest little thing.

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KInda looks like my kitty avatar!!

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Great story Hum. finally something that's nice

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Hum needs to post more positive stuff like this....

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Hum needs to post more positive stuff like this....

He might if you pay him to. :p

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Hum needs to post more positive stuff like this....

Humans need to create more nice stuff. ;)

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Oh God that is so cute. How can something so cute exist.

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Is there anything cuter than a kitten, except for sphyinx cats but maybe their kittens are cute?

no, they are just as ugly as adult sphynx cats, a quick image search reveals that they look a lot like a hairless mole rat with big ears.

hairless mole

http://www.scientifi...mole_rat(1).jpg

sphynx kitten

http://rapid-city.fr...-sphynx-cat.jpg

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