The kutie is an uncommon wild cat which felinologists once believed to be near-extinct. Although the kutie is not a domestic cat, their gentle nature allows them to be highly adopted as pets. The kutie is primarily distinguishable from other breeds of cats due to their remarkably petite size and their lion-like manes.
Description & AppearanceEdit
The kutie is the smallest living wild cat, measuring at an average of 3 inches in height, 5 inches in length, and 2 inches in width. Although kuties are the smallest cats in the world, they are amazingly predatory felines.
Apart from most other cats, kuties grow massive manes over the course of their lives. However, unlike the lions of the African plains, kuties are not sexually dimorphic. Both female and male kuties share the ability to grow manes.
The coloration of a kutie's coat of fur is most commonly seen to be a light, golden brown. However, other possible colorations for kuties include a solid black and a snowy white, but these colorations appear at a much rarer rate in the wild as opposed to selective breeding.
The etymology of the word kutie is still currently unknown, but the common belief is that the name is derived from the English word cute. With cute meaning adorable and the relatively harmless appearance of the kutie, most felinologists agree that this is the most plausible derivation of the word kutie.
The existence of the kutie dates back to year 2000 B.C.E. Found throughout the world, kuties have long been sought as exotic pets due to their docile behavior and their lion-like features. With there numbers spread throughout all continents, the kutie's rarity and lonely nature once threatened the survival of the species as a whole. With the last known remaining kutie being owned by the president of Meow Mix Co., Mr. Buttons, efforts were instilled to maintain the survival of the kutie. Most recently believed to be near-extinct, a team of felinologists sponsored by Meow Mix Co. set out to the South Orkney Islands of Antarctica to search for any remaining remnants of the kutie population. During this expedition, the team of felinologists discovered that not only were they very much remaining, but they were in fact thriving throughout the islands of Antarctica. The South Orkney Islands were found to be inhabited by colonies of kuties which then lead to their resurgence as the most prized exotic pets of the modern world.
Despite their small stature, kuties have proven to be capable hunters. When studied in the islands of Antarctica, researchers observed that kuties hunted not only small prey in penguins but even bigger animals such as seals in tightly coordinated packs.
Aside from their documented diet of penguins and seals in Antarctica, the prior kuties found about the world were known to eat practically all types of animal species making them one of the most adept predators of the world.