Cats Are Always Cats No Matter How Big They Are

Big cats like leopards and ocelots are ferocious predators and kings of their terrain, but they are also adorable and fluffy like their tiny domesticated cousins. Come and see these pictures of leopards sitting in boxes and ocelots playing with toilet paper. You will wish to have one as a pet!

1. If It Fits, He Sits

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See this lithe and ferocious jaguar adorably snuggled up in a box! Felines sit in boxes because of an instinctual desire to hide from predators, but why does a jaguar sit in a cardboard box? Maybe he wanted a cozy place to sleep!

2. If It Doesn’t Fit, He Still Sits

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Nothing can interrupt a cat’s love of boxes and naps. If a cat doesn’t fit inside of their favorite cardboard box, the big cat will just lie down and bathe in the afternoon sun.

3. This Is My Throne Now, Human!

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The king of the jungle took over a green wheelbarrow that someone left in the enclosure. Guess those workers will have to fight the wheelbarrow back!

4. She Loves Her Ball!

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Zabu is a white tiger who fell in love with a stall ball, which was made for horses who have to be kept inside of their stall. Her enjoyment proves that no matter how big they are, a cat is just a cat.

5. No Cat Can Resist Tissue Paper

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When employees at Big Cat Rescue threw toilet paper in an enclosure, everyone enjoyed the results. Bobcats, lynxes, servals, and ocelots were happy to swipe the toilet paper rolls around and tore them up, just like their domestic cousins.

6. He Knows How To Pose For The Camera

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This lion is rolling on his back just like domesticated cats. He seems to be saying “Hey, play with me!”

7. ...Does He Need Help?

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In 2013, a YouTuber uploaded this video of a cheetah getting his head stuck in a cardboard box and captioned “Just like a silly little kitten playing.”

8. A Foot Massage

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Male lion Jamu is getting a foot massage from his six-year friend Alex Larenty, a zoo keeper. Alex will also brush the lion’s mane and bathe him.

9. “I’m A Human Too”

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This white tiger, named Mohan, will do anything to get his food, including standing like a human to get his share of milk. 

10. They Like Toys

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This cougar was likely purring while playing with a giant ring toy. As if the situation couldn’t get any cuter!

11. Even Tigers Need Belly Rubs

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According to animal behaviorist Louise Dorfman, tigers are some of the most emotional and affectionate big cats, so no wonder they’re so eager to roll over for a good belly rub!

12. They Chase Lasers As Well

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Big Cats Rescue posted a video of lions, tigers, and leopards jumping at a laser pointer at night just like domesticated cats. It’s hard not to enjoy how playful big cats become.

13. They’ll Share Your Food

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At the Tiger Temple in Kanchanaburi, Thailand, photographer Wojciech Kalka caught this picture of a monk sharing his food with a tiger.

14. Even Big Cats Sit And Watch

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Nothing screams “domestic cat” more loudly than this photo. The panther is in a box watching people, just like your cat does.

A heartwarming big cat snow day is coming soon!

15. Tiger VS. Pumpkin

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For some reason, big cats like tigers love to demolish pumpkins. It offers them hours of entertainment and gives us a good “awwww.”

16. They Swipe At Water

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Zookeepers uploaded a video of these caracals swiping at the water and then shaking their paw dry like house cats do. Isn’t that adorable?

17. Time For A Cat Nap

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This caracal was taking a snooze inside of her chosen box. When the kitty sleeps, no one dares wake her.

18. Snow Day!

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Amur tigers at the Bronx Zoo enjoyed a day of fun in the snow. If not for the giant claws and teeth, people might have joined them!

19. How Did She Get Up There?

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Have you ever seen your cat on top of a shelf and thought, “How did she get up there? As it turns out, big cats are the same. This mountain lion defied the laws of physics by climbing a dead tree.

20. They’ll Nap Anywhere

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This two-week-old snow leopard is taking a nap in a bucket after her first vet exam in the Woodland Park Zoo. This cute cat will soon grow to 72 pounds!

21. Big Kitties Cuddle Too

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In the Toronto Zoo, this lioness is cuddling with her partner and taking a nap.

22. Two Is Better Than One

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One big cat hanging out in a cardboard box is good enough, but two of them? That’s just too cute!

23. Time For Presents!

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Snow leopards were busy opening Christmas presents and workers took this adorable picture.

24. Kittens Are Kittens

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These adorable kitties happen to be Indochinese tiger cubs, who just can't resist the draw of a big wicker basket.

25. Khajit Has Wares If You Have Coin

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Most people remember this photo due to a viral meme based on the video game Skyrim and Oblivion, which has a cat-human species called Khajit. In fact, the fuzzy feline is a lynx, and it's clear that he's feeling pretty chill from his comfy spot in his cardboard box.

26. Sofa Hog

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When you come home after a long day and wanted nothing more than to have a seat on the couch, only to find that this giant cat has already claimed it for herself, we suggest you don’t risk asking her to move and just sit on the floor.

27. Liiiiick!

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Thank you for that delicious milk! The tiger gave her keeper a BIG thank you kiss. Apparently, the big cats enjoy milk just as much as Mittens or Felix do.

28. A Little Help, Please?

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This snow leopard was clearly having a little too much fun with a box. Bet she was feeling pretty awkward.

29. Just Sitting Around

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Another proof that big cats act just like house cats. On the left is a regular orange tabby, and on the right is a (much larger) tiger.

30. Are We There Yet?

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It’s vet day and a woman is driving a cheetah to the vet’s office. The cheetah’s expression is the exact same look our cat has when it’s vet day.

31. The Look Of Love

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That gorgeous spotted cat is gazing at her keeper with what can only be described as a look of true love. I’m green with envy!

32. Hanging In There

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It's the big cats' annual weigh-in at the London Zoo, and Heidi the cat is eager to reach the goodies (meat) in that burlap sack.

33. Never Too Big For A Bath!

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“Awwww, Mom! Not now when people are looking!”

34. Playing On The Couch

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A lioness and an otter form an unlikely relationship at a sanctuary in South Africa. They were playing on a sofa - how cute is that!

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