Mammals in the snow

To end a snowy day, here are two videos of Giant Pandas in the snow. The first shows the Toronto Zoo’s panda Da Mao frolicking in newly fallen snow:

and twin cubs in the snow:

And here from the CBC News is a heartwarming (and catwarming) story of a nearly frozen cat rescued by a conductor and an engineer of a train headed to Edmonton in -40° weather (doesn’t matter if it’s Celsius or Fahrenheit, for at -40 the two temperatures are identical). The cat, later named Q199 after the train, had frostbitten ears and paws (and may, like Gus, lose both ears), but was revived with water and some bits of beef jerky. Q 199 has now been adopted by conductor Brad Slater and is now doing well. Do read the story.


CN conductor Brad Slater and Q199, the cat named after the train on which it was found hitching a ride, are enjoying getting to know each other. (CBC/Trevor Wilson)


h/t: Taskin, Michael


  1. John Conoboy
    Posted December 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

    Da Mao translates as Big Cat.

  2. Randall Schenck
    Posted December 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    Frozen ears – like our Emma as well.

  3. Suchoki
    Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:22 pm | Permalink

    And like my Cattie who continued to demand to be let out at night

  4. CB
    Posted December 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm | Permalink

    Oh oh

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