WikiFur:Today's featured article/August 21, 2005

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A couple of Caitians on the 'prowl' (art by Neverwench)

Caitians are a fictional species first featured in Star Trek: The Animated Series. Modeled after African lions, Caitians stand bipedal on digitigrade feet. They also have excelllent hearing and night vision, although their facial structure and vocal biology make it difficult for them to speak english properly. Their feline appearance includes a mane and tail which match their lion counterparts. M'ress, the Caitian officer in the series, remained popular for years after the end of the show, and with her cat-like voice paterns and her anthropomorphic features represents one of the first furry characters shown on TV, one that was neither a person with cat ears, nor a talking cat.