06 June 2011

Maru the cat's birthday video becomes instant hit on YouTube

Maru the cat, a Scottish Fold from Japan, has become a YouTube and internet sensation. His crazy antics and sweet moments have all been captured on film and posted for the world to see. The cute videos have earned him popularity, with a total of over 101 million upload views.

Celebrating Maru’s 4th birthday on May 24th, his owner uploaded a video combining the kitty’s cutest moments of 2010.

Maru is popular in the celebrity world as well. Alyssa Milano, actress, vegetarian, and soon-to-be-mother, tweeted the video and said, “I love this cat.”

View Maru’s video below:

Julia is a student who has a passion for veganism, animal welfare, and religious studies.

Photo credit: Screen capture