Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Receives ‘Embassy Cat’ From Kids

Julian Assange has a new furry friend that’s keeping us entertained on social media.

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Julian Assange and @EmbassyCat check out one another's new companion. Via EmbassyCat/Twitter

Ever wonder if the life of an embassy cat is as exciting as your own furry feline’s?

Well, whether you have — or most likely haven’t — your curiosity can be put to rest.

Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder who for almost four years has called the Ecuadorean embassy in London, England, home, is the proud father of a bouncing baby cat, BBC News reports. And the yet-to-be named kitten already has its own Twitter account: @EmbassyCat, of course.

The adorable kitten reportedly is a gift from Assange’s children to keep the Australian computer programmer and journalist company. In 2012, Assange claimed asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he reportedly faces questioning over sexual assault allegations. He’s also said to be afraid that if he leaves the embassy, he could end up being extradited to the United States over allegations he revealed confidential government documents through WikiLeaks.

Since launching on Monday, his new kitten’s Twitter account has gained close to 5,300 followers and already follows the U.S. State Department, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and another feline tweeter — the British foreign office’s Chief Mouser, Palmerston, to name a few.

So what would an embassy cat really have to share on social media? Check it out!

1. Home Sweet Home

 2. “It’s all about me!”


3. Portrait With Pops

4. “Some pity for the kitty?”


5. #Counterpurrveillance

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