Cats are an amazingly adaptable species. They live all over the world in every biome and climate. They can live in humid jungles, sweltering deserts, and freezing tundra. But no cat breed is as uniquely adapted to cold weather as the Norwegian Forest Cat.
Norwegian Forest Cats are large, hardy animals with thick coats and tough paws. In internet language, that means this cat is chonky. Perhaps more accurately, it’s extremely fluffy.
The Norwegian Forest Cat has a thick, long fur coat that helps it stay comfortable in the frigid Scandinavian temperature. As a result, this feline breed can spend long hours in the snow while remaining warm and safe.
Of course, humans love them, too. It’s hard not to adore a cat breed that’s 75 percent fur. They might adapt incredibly well to the snow, but inside, they’re total cuddle bugs.
The Norwegian Forest Cat is so unique that it comes up in Scandinavian folk tales. The breed traveled on Viking ships to control pests. King Olaf called them the official cat of Norway. Seeing this creature among the trees and snow, it’s easy to imagine it as a magical being of legend. Do magical beings enjoy tuna?