A feline with a stunning mane resembling that of a lion, has taken social media by storm. Meet Vivo, a three-year-old Maine Coon who has amassed over 10,000 followers on Instagram since his owner started sharing his pictures two years ago. With his elegant and majestic appearance, steely yellow gaze, and wolf-like features, Vivo has been dubbed as ‘part lion, part wolf, part human.’ He resides in Guangzhou, China, with his owners Robert and Izabella Sijka. His striking looks have earned him a reputation fit for royalty, and he is undoubtedly one of the most beloved cats on social media.
Vivo, a stunning Maine Coon, has been making waves on the internet thanks to his striking gaze and graceful demeanor.
With his strikingly majestic appearance, the cat pictured above has been likened to a regal descendant. At just three years old, this feline is already turning heads with his impressive looks.
Vivo, whose usual demeanor is fierce, has now amassed a considerable following of 10,000 on Instagram.
According to some, Vivo’s appearance is a combination of a lion, wolf, and human. On Instagram, Vivo’s videos show him slowly shaking his long fur before giving a fierce look that some interpret as disapproval. Many online users believe that if there was a royal bloodline for domestic cats, Vivo would be their king. Some even claim they would follow him into battle. However, others find his intense gaze a little too much, with one Facebook user admitting to feeling guilty when Vivo looks at them. Interestingly, the name “Vivo” translates to “alive” in Spanish and “I live” in Latin, which users have pointed out is a fitting choice. Vivo is known as a black smoke Maine Coon cat due to the appearance of his fur.
The majestic feline has been attracting a group of fans and devoted individuals who affectionately refer to themselves as worshippers. They even humorously claim that they would fiercely defend this regal cat, should the need arise.
Vivo’s striking black smoke Maine Coon coat is what makes him stand out from other cats. His monochrome fur gives him an impressive appearance that’s hard to miss.
Online users have been completely enamored by the colors of his fur, which consist of a mix of white, grey, and black shades.
The Maine Coon is a natural breed that has been around for over a century, making it one of the oldest in North America. It was recognized as the State animal of Maine in 1985 because of its impressive ability to survive harsh winter conditions. Theories about its origins suggest that it may be related to Marie Antoinette’s long-haired cats or that it was a seafaring pet of a sailor named ‘Coon’ who mated with local cats in Maine during the 1700s. However, most people believe that it is a mix of short-haired domestic cats and long-haired cats brought to America by New England seamen and Vikings. Male Maine Coons can weigh between 13 and 18 pounds on average, with some reaching up to 25 pounds, while females are typically between 9 and 12 pounds. These cats don’t reach their full size until they are three to five years old.
There have been observations made about Vivo’s appearance being similar to that of a member of the royal family. People have even commented that in photographs, he gives off a ‘blue steel’ vibe reminiscent of the character from the movie Zoolander.
One person made a humorous observation about the cat’s expression, commenting that it appeared to be ‘seductive’. They added that the feline had only meowed once, suggesting that it was simply playing up to the camera.
Soon after, all the female cats within a ten-mile vicinity got impregnated without any prior planning or premeditation.