Animals Video

By Lauren Fruen

A CAT dubbed Curious Zelda is taking the internet by storm thanks to her permanently shocked expression.

The rescued kitten – who lives with owner Matt Taghioff in Beckenham, Kent – has amassed thousands of followers who enjoy her startled look.

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Matt, 31, rescued Zelda three years ago where her ad said “don’t be put off by my spooked expression”.

The customer service manager said he was convinced to start a page for his pet’s fans after conversation with friends and family always returned to her “amazing” look.

Matt accompanies pictures of Zelda with hilarious captions imagining why she could look so shocked.

His most popular tweet date shows Zelda looking surprised and reads: “Please be careful not to overcharge your Zelda.”

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Other alarmed looks are accompanied by captions like: “Things I seen. Can’t be unseen.”

Matt said: “When introducing Zelda to friends, family and colleagues, they laughed a lot thanks to her amazing facial expressions and unique behaviour, trying to guess what she was thinking of.

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“When I met her at the rescue shelter her ad said ‘don’t be put off by my spooked expression’ and I wasn’t.

“Her eyes widened as I approached her, but she was so affectionate despite her startled glances. She was the first and only cat I met at the shelter that day.

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“The conversation usually ends up about her.

“She’s definitely curious; she wanders around our home as if it’s all new to her, sniffing everything in her path.”

Zelda’s Twitter and Instagram accounts can be found here: and