Zooillogix

After a recent heat wave in China’s Sichuan province, local cats sprouted strange appendages resembling wings, as reported in the Bill Moyer’s Journal of England, the Daily Mail. The Daily Mail claims to have spoken with genetic experts (i.e. Nigel in the mail room) who said that these growths come from “poor grooming, a genetic defect or a hereditary skin condition.” Note: They also said that though the wings do contain bones, they do not not interfere with quality of the cats’ lives.

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“Mutated ally cats are where our nation finds hope, where wings take dream.”

More pics below the fold…


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Chinese buffalo wings…very tasty.

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Shortly after this photo was taken, this mutant cat was jailed for speaking out against the genocide in Darfur.

We want to thank our full-time, unpaid intern Kevin Z for finding this story; He’s on a roll!

Comments

  1. #1 neural
    August 28, 2008

    i’m going to stop what little gromming i’ve done in the past in hopes of sprouting bones in a month to join icarus

  2. #2 Rev Matt
    August 28, 2008

    Funny thing about this is I’ve seen this story posted in several places but each stating it’s a different province. There is no mention of this on any of the chinese news sites or message boards that I frequent, and odd news/funny photos are popular topics on some of those boards.

  3. #3 DthAngel
    August 28, 2008

    Hello, Photoshop…

  4. #4 bioephemera
    August 28, 2008

    Yeah – like Rev Matt, I’ve seen this story before – a whole year ago, when it inspired me to look into the history of the winged cat myth. I went back and dug up my post, and reposted it here.

    thanks for the heads-up on this!

  5. #5 dog-geek
    August 28, 2008

    Yep, those are some mighty impressive mats. I mean, impressive dreadlo– er, uh, “wings”…

  6. #6 tresmal
    August 28, 2008

    Omigod! We have a flying cat gap! We must close this gap! No! More than that we need, our national security demands that we establish flying cat supremacy!

  7. #7 raiko
    August 29, 2008

    To my knowledge, they’re really just artefacts of bad grooming, correlated with loose skin. Notice how all the cats are long-haired. I was told it looks like they’re flapping their wings when they’re running. :D

  8. #8 Jives
    August 29, 2008

    Just wait.
    In four years that cat will be on the Chinese Gymnastics team.

  9. #9 juliagoolia
    August 29, 2008

    I sure thought there’d be something on snopes about this.

  10. #10 milkshake
    August 29, 2008

    Russians should re-joice: These cats could be useful for making “ushanka”, the traditional warm furry cap with ear muffs….

  11. #11 Bee
    August 30, 2008

    messybeast.com covers ‘winged’ cats quite thoroughly, including this one. Feline cutaneous asthenia is one possible cause, but most commonly it is plain old fur matts. I care for a semi-feral longhaired kitty who started developing this kind of matting just below the shoulder blades this spring, when he was moulting his winter coat. Keeping him de-matted was a daily task, and the poor creature was covered with bald spots from me snipping out chunks of felted fur.

  12. #12 ali engin musao?lu
    August 31, 2008

    this cat want to fly and escape from dinner. hahaha

  13. #13 Acai Berry
    August 31, 2008

    That makes for a bizarre photo. Cats with wings? not sure what to think.

  14. #14 Randy
    September 2, 2008

    Think everytime this story comes across they can only think of one provence in China. Sichuan just happen to be in the news quite a bit recently ;-)

  15. #15 Jenbug
    September 2, 2008

    Approximately a hundred billion years ago when I was 13 I remember reading something about this phenomena in a children’s zoology book. It’s usually a clump of matted fur, but sometimes there are these strange fleshy growths with bones inside, too.

    I bet if you cross this with a polydactyl cat you get like a thousand extra Pokemon points.

  16. #16 pokoje Zakopane
    September 5, 2008

    Gen modify for fun… scary!

  17. #17 neon
    April 29, 2009

    I care for a semi-feral longhaired kitty who started developing this kind of matting just below the shoulder blades this spring, when he was moulting his winter coat.

  18. #18 Maps
    May 29, 2009

    Cats are becoming Griffin type creatures now. Soon, they will be the only mode of transportation.

  19. in a children’s zoology book. It’s usually a clump of matted fur, but sometimes there are these strange

  20. #20 DogOfTheSpag
    September 5, 2009

    These cats are no ordinary cats. They are the wing’ed minions of Ceiling Cat, sent down from Heaven to wreak havoc amongst feline sinners, and to foretell the oncoming armadoggon.

  21. #21 LiderPaylasim
    November 6, 2009

    Oww its so sweat.Thanks for that new.

  22. #22 FrmClub
    November 6, 2009

    thanks for sharing.

  23. #23 maria
    October 8, 2010

    Poor cats :(

  24. #24 ogame
    November 5, 2010

    THANKS pictures it s a cat

  25. #25 ogame
    November 27, 2010

    Soon, they will be the only mode of transportation.

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