They’re lions, hear them… purr.
Scientists investigating the Santa Monica Mountains in California came across a pair of impossibly charming baby mountain lions, which might have endeavored to emit a mighty roar, but instead produced delightful growls, hisses, and purrs.
“Turn up the volume — it’s the weekend! And we literally want you to turn up the volume — for real,” the video caption says, originally uploaded on August 4 on Facebook by the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.
“The vocalizations from these mountain lion kittens are rad,” the video description mentioned.
The names of the felines aren’t what you’d call “mane-stream” and are not as cute as the young cougars.
The message clarified that there exists a female cat called P-116 and a male cat called P-117, both of them being around 24 days old.
Biologists managed to access the lair while the mother of the tiny felines was away searching for nourishment. The report clarified that scientists examine the well-being of cougars in the region and monitor their movement.
“Since 2002, the National Park Service has been studying mountain lions in and around the Santa Monica Mountains to determine how they survive in a fragmented and urbanized environment,” the scientists noted.
The people who left comments on the video conveyed their fondness for the small felines and their strong determination.
“Good to see the babies are still hissing mad! Love these beautiful things,” a user laughed.
“Omg, I want to cuddle!! Stay safe little ones!!! Hang in there and the wildlife crossing will be done!!” another commenter gushed.
“So cute one purrs & one hisses. One spotted & one striped,” a person said.