Penguins live almost exclusively below the equator. And while some of these flightless seabirds can be found in warmer climates, most—including emperor, adélie, chinstrap, and gentoo penguins—spend their lives in and around Antarctica. A continent separated from the rest of the world by water. Not really a place where cats would choose to go to.

And yet, despite the fact that cats don't spend their vacation in the icy south, somehow they still have been influenced by penguins. So much so that some even started to adopt their way of like, walking and standing and sitting like the exceptional birds!

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Aww...this little munchkin is too cute!

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Certified feline behavior and training consultant, Dr. Marci Koski, said that cats are incredibly flexible and agile animals, which makes them simply beautiful to observe, whether they are running and jumping, or slinking low to the ground to stalk a potential prey item or toy. "One of the reasons for this flexibility is their spine; it acts almost like a spring so that they can crouch and leap long distances, or twist their bodies around much more than most mammals," Dr. Koski told Bored Panda.

According to her, most cats can stand on their hind legs, as long as they have two of them. Interestingly, the tail also helps aid with balance and may assist with this posture, but even cats without tails can stand on their hind legs.

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Raine Soo
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Just seein' what the neighbours are doin'.

Lauren Caswell
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Looks like a grumpy neighbour eyeballing noisy kids next door XD

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Daria B
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Looks like a 40 to 50 year old gentleman with a wife, kids, a house, a car, and debts.... And now he's thinking random thoughts about things to do, with his hands in his pockets, while waiting in a mundane situation.

MnM2520
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da fuck dey doin over ther?

Mia
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It feels like he needs to be wearing a suspenders....

Ms.M.
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It's been made into a meme and he's wearing overalls 😄 44gil4-5f2...d18ae0.jpg 44gil4-5f2fd58d18ae0.jpg

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Ms.M.
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Well I'll be... the sky done fell last night

Miss Cris
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I even didn't know that a cat could stay like this.

Quiet Mystic
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This is a karen in training...

ElectricBooty
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"They better not be burnin' any trash over there!"

Felipe StillChill
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My neighbor seeing me and my sister outside being weird together "da fuck they doing ove there?"

Ruth Dyke
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He/She has paws on hips.

Maggie Mae
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This is Exactly What my Precious did on Our Return walk After the Snow Plow went Passed and Filled in Our Driveway!!! I Had to Carry her inside!! She doesn't Like Snow!!

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Charley nursey?

Ninja Nonna
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About to take a ...

Hafida
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Hahahaha I wish mine did this 😂

b l a n c
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he's lookin pretty laid back like that

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Dr. Koski said there are a few reasons why cats may stand on their hind legs. "First, standing up gives them a little bit of a boost in their view from a different height or angle; cats are curious by nature, so when they hear a noise or see something from a distance they might want to get a better look at, they will sometimes stand on their hind legs to get a better look."

Next, standing on their hind legs can help a cat look larger; this is a survival tactic that cats use to intimidate or fake-out aggressors and predators. "It's better to scare an opponent off than have to fight them. They may stand up on their hind legs, stand sideways on all fours, arch their back, and fluff out the fur on their bodies (called piloerection), all in an effort to tell an opponent 'you don't want to mess with me'."

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Are you sure they're not meerkats on look out duty?

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"Lastly, cats will stand on their hind legs for treats, petting, or attention when they want something. I personally think they know how cute they look when they do this, since my cats never fail to get rewarded when they perform this action with me (they've got me trained very well)."

OK, maybe my penguin theory isn't backed up by scientific research, but at least me and Dr. Koski agree on one thing -- these kitties look absolutely adorable.

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Acrocat!

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Did I hear the sound of a distant can opener?

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God, I'm dying from cuteness overload!

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Such floofy catpants!

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This one even has the markings of a penguin.

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I wouldn't be able to resist scratching its head either.

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Taste test

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You can't see me. I am one with the wall. You can't see me.

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Who the hell are ya? Get out me house!

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A thumbed Chonker!

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HAHA we need to see before shower pic

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Reporting for duty!

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It looks like he's giving you the middle finger with that death stare.

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danielw
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I dunno why, but i feel like this cat needs a hug. Also, maybe, a belly rub? do cat's like belly rubs?

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Ms.M.
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Like a sir.

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Kitty ponders: "Why are you still here in my house after 8am?"

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Move like Jagger!

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Mark
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It looks like it is saying "what, what do you want now?"

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Me next for snacks, please...

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Where did my piano go?

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Cat: "He's behind me again, isn't he..."

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Maybe just a little bottom-heavy.

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Houssem Hammami
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Sir penguin, dat mustache

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Marissa Bradshaw
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look into my eyes...

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Look at this! Clean your room this instant!

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Has he got holes in his socks?;)

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Ninja Nonna
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Counter cold...fix it.

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