Popularly known as “Maru the box Cat”, Maru has long become a household name in countless pet circles in the world.
Hailing from the Land of the Rising Sun, Maru is a male Scottish Fold cat, whose love for boxes big or small is as tenacious as the love his owner affords to him.
Born on May in 2007, Maru’s rise to fame started with a simple YouTube video uploaded by his master, who simply had wanted to share to the world just how silly Maru can be when it comes to “dealing” with boxes.
As of last year, the YouTube Channel hosting his videos had been viewed for more than 200 million times – proving to one and all that he simply is one of the world’s top internet celebrities.
Though it has to be said that Maru is not the only cat in the world who has a peculiar fascination with boxes, his silly antics and approach to them – particularly his approach with small boxes that are certainly smaller than his large frame – have been particularly cute and endearing to many.
As a testament to just how popular he is, a DVD entitled “I am Maru” was launched in 2009, matched with a companion book bearing the same name. In 2011, a follow up book was published, following after the hit “Maru Desu” DVD and book which were launched and released in 2010.
If this is the first time you’ve come to hear of Maru, you’re bound to love his YouTube-hosted videos.