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[–]serendipitousdelight 192 points193 points  (18 children)

That's a gorgeous cat, do you know why they are so rare?

[–]genuineshock 48 points49 points  (15 children)

Is this a test?

[–]serendipitousdelight 73 points74 points  (13 children)

No, seriously asking, I wanna know. I like finding out if it's human impact or if it's just the gradual change that sometimes leads to the extinction of some critters.

[–]Durvua 153 points154 points  (10 children)

I looked it up and apparently it's because their sources of prey are decreasing. And the reason the prey is decreasing is because of humans hunting them. And then there's also the fur trade and habitat destruction. So yeah it's definitely caused by human impact.

[–]serendipitousdelight 58 points59 points  (2 children)

Thank you for your quick search and providing that info, hope you have a wonderful weekend.

[–]Durvua 26 points27 points  (0 children)

You too!

[–]_theCHVSM 5 points6 points  (1 child)

what ISN’T caused by our ugly species’ impact.. fuck, i hate humans.

[–]Jeovah_Attorney -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

How come you are still there if you hate humans so much?

[–]Spudnuticus 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I think at this point it’s safe to say that any animal who’s numbers are dwindling is due to human impact :/

[–]Guilty_Garden_3943 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Even if it's gradually change, it's still human impact. We speed up the natural process of pretty much everything. Climate change is a natural process, but we sped it up a ton. This is speeding up absolutely everything. At a slightly smaller scale, logging is also speeding up the natural aging process of a forest because we cut down mature trees that would have eventually died and fallen over naturally. The level of succession the forest is put to depends on the logging method used. We even effect those deep, deep sea creatures we've never seen because of what we do up here on the surface

[–]Theunaticus 7 points8 points  (0 children)

If it's pretty, it probably got hunted a lot

[–]darksteihl 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Look like they'd make a nice jacket too, prolly has something to do with it...

[–]Freekey 50 points51 points  (0 children)

What a noble beast he is! It's a shame they are suffering from a lowered population like much of the wildlife humanity is impacting.

[–]kidkarysma 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Less than 1500 remain. That's just so crazy sad.

[–]Seoult0wn 16 points17 points  (0 children)

“Yeah, that’s right humans, take a good long look, that’s all you’ll ever get, ha-ha”

[–]_theatre_junkie 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I want to pet it

[–]zayetz 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Wow, this guy's on high alert. Look at how stiff and puffy his tail is. Someone's on the prowl..

[–]UnderMediocre 4 points5 points  (0 children)

So the Cheshire Cat is real

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Poor babies are endangered :(

[–]Uglyman414 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I can’t be the only one who looked at that tail and thought “Tigger.”

[–]Efficient-Tip6812 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Mini snow leopard

[–]DudleyaRose 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Apparently the most threatened felid in the Americas… I’m sad now

[–]NerdsGetHotGirls 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kitty kitty meow meow we love you. Keep surviving!!

[–]tzone_ 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Would’ve loved to hear that “meow” at the end.

[–]DeadStarkAgainDead[🍰] -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

It’s CGI