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Weird cat-lemur-weasel has been baffling the Internet

By T.K. Randall
March 19, 2022 · Comment icon 8 comments

What type of animal is this ? Image Credit: TikTok / kinkatopia
A short video clip of a very unusual animal recently racked up over 2 million views on TikTok.
The video, which was posted by TikTok user 'kinkatopia', gained attention due to the unusual appearance of the animal and its similarity to the fictional Pokemon creature Jolteon.

At first glance, the mysterious animal is indeed unusual, sporting physical features and traits which seem to be from several different animals such as a cat, a lemur and a weasel.

"It's a mohawk lemur cat," one commenter wrote. "It's a raccoon-cat-stegosaurus!!!" wrote another.

As it turns out, however, the uploader of the video is Alexandra Ashe - a recovering drug addict who runs a nonprofit organisation which provides a home for over 40 exotic animals.
This particular creature is neither a cat or a weasel and is in fact known as a genet.

Most genets are found only in Africa, however one species can also be found in parts of Europe.

The genet in the video is known as Norma.

"Norma is a five-year-old genet who recently lost her companion," the organisation wrote. "We are so grateful to the Newport Discovery Zoo for entrusting us with this beauty!"

@kinkatopia

Jolteon is that you?

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Source: Newsweek.com | Comments (8)




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Comment icon #1 Posted by ouija ouija 2 years ago
It's a genet
Comment icon #2 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
It looks like a combination of the hyena and lemur.
Comment icon #3 Posted by Abramelin 2 years ago
It's a civet cat:
Comment icon #4 Posted by brokenbutcher2016 2 years ago
Its a "cool"
Comment icon #5 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
It belongs to the same animal branch as Bearcat.
Comment icon #6 Posted by DreadLordAvatar 2 years ago
Video looks fake.
Comment icon #7 Posted by jethrofloyd 2 years ago
This creature looks very cryptozoological.
Comment icon #8 Posted by NCC1701 2 years ago
Something to have if you have everything already.


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