Karl-Anthony Towns is known for many things.

The Minnesota Timberwolves center was the NBA's best rookie this past season. Despite being just 20 years of age, he averaged a double-double in his rookie campaign and even managed to knock down 30 treys.

What he may also be known for is his affinity for cats. Here is a video of the man they call “KAT” kissing a baby tiger:

KAT Love ❤️

A video posted by Karl-Anthony Towns (@karltowns) on

According to Towns, he had the privilege of spending time with the tigers and lions because of Wildlife in Need, a nonprofit organization focused on environmental conservation:

All things considered, not a bad way for a future NBA superstar to enjoy his offseason.