DRAFTING NOTE: The SCP number is only a placeholder and won't be used in the final version.

Item #: SCP-9287

Object class: Euclid

Special containment procedures: The only Foundation personnel that is allowed to directly interact with SCP-9287 are D-class ONLY for the explicit purpose of testing. Non D-class personnel needing to interact with SCP-9287 must be approved with a 2 lead majority vote from the O5 Council. Unauthorized persons must be retrieved as soon as possible in order to receive Class-C amnestics and intensive medical treatment to cure SCP-9287's harmful and slightly obsessive effects.

SCP-9287 is to be contained in a 4 m x 4 m x 4 m titanium-plated cube, with a minimum of 10 holes that are 3 cm in diameter on each side, excluding the floor, of its containment in order to obtain sufficient amounts of air.

The internal temperature of SCP-9287's containment must stay at 16 (sixteen) degrees Celsius, although a range of 14 (fourteen) - 19 (nineteen) degrees Celsius has also been proven to be effective.

Containment checks of SCP-9287's containment is to be performed every 48 (forty eight) hours by Level 2+ Foundation staff. Should there be any damage to containment, it must be repaired immediately.

3 (three) or more toys for any domesticated mammal must always be within containment for the purpose of keeping SCP-9287 entertained. Toys for young felines seem to be the most effective.

In order to ensure SCP-9287's presence in its containment, a calico-breed cat of 3 (three) years of age or older must look at its camera feed. If SCP-9287 is in containment, the cat will purr extremely loud and go into a static stretching position until its attention is diverted. This cat cannot be in this stated position for more than 5 (five) and a half minutes, and will otherwise be frozen permanently followed by death from unknown causes.

Description: SCP-9287's physical features cannot be exactly determined, but it seems to roughly represent a Siberian Tiger, whose age is unclear.

Looking at SCP-9287 in peripheral vision has been described to be "nearly blinding" by D-class personnel, despite SCP-9287 not emitting any light. In cases where test subjects were instructed to look at SCP-9287 directly, subjects have instantly reported extreme agitation and rapid drying of the eyes, along with sharp headaches.

Upon exactly 15 minutes after direct eye contact, the subject's blood vessels within the eyes start to burst, followed by abnormal growths similar to cysts starting on the eyelids. These growths then spread to the rest of the subject's head, including the interior (brain, eardrums, etc.). The skeletal structure is not affected. Prolonged exposure to SCP-9287's anomalous effects seem to speed up this process. Subjects have died around 48 hours after looking at SCP-9287, despite the said abnormal growths. During these 48 hours, the subject's cognitive function appears to be absent, excluding extremely basic speech and motor skills. Subjects who have received the effects of SCP-9287 have requested to view SCP-9287 again, however denial to the request does not provoke them in any way. Sunglasses or any other light-blocking equipment have been proven to be ineffective. Blind test subjects or viewers from cameras and photos are not affected by SCP-9287's effects, though SCP-9287 is significantly more difficult to see through digital means.

SCP-9287 seems to be typically docile, not showing any type of hostility to test subjects. Interaction with other SCPs has not yet occurred. SCP-9287 moves slowly around its containment randomly, at an approximate speed of ██ km/h usually staying away from walls. Constant attempts to feed SCP-9287 have all been unsuccessful, not showing any signs of attention towards the food. The only necessary condition needed to live is breathable air and appropriate temperatures (see special containment procedures). Failure to meet any of these living conditions will cause SCP-9287 to go into an anxious state and attempt to breach containment, leaving significant marks on the walls, including the titanium plates. If SCP-9287 is not provided a sufficient amount of toys, it moves around faster and more constantly than usual, seeming to make a low pitched growling sound that is painful to the ears. The effects of SCP-9287 in these states on humans have seemed to be quite a bit more painful than SCP-9287 in passive attitudes.

Note: All stated physical activity of SCP-9287 are assumptions from camera feeds and are not definite.

When a D-Class subject entered SCP-9287's containment at early morning (~3:00 military time UTC), the harmful anomalous effect of SCP-9287 were strangely absent, however SCP-9287 was not seen anywhere within containment. Harmful effects have presumably resumed after 6 hours and 30 minutes.

There have been no reports or witnessings where SCP-9287 was seen to have been running during tests. The exact intelligence and maximum speed of SCP-9287 are yet to be determined. SCP-9287's full potential of strength is not known, but it can break through thick titanium metal as described above.

Attacks on SCP-9287 from distressed D-Class personnel haven't affected SCP-9287 in any way and has continued its usual wandering around containment. Strikes haven't recoiled in any way back to the D-Class, which shows that SCP-9287 may have the ability to absorb outside energy.

Testing on SCP-9287 is still in very early stages and ongoing.

Addendum 9287-1:

The reasoning of SCP-9287's containment checking requiring a cat is unknown. It was the fifty third item tested to detect SCP-9287 after discovery that normal human observation was unsuccessful. Out of worry from the Foundation, the O5 council has ordered the incineration of the cat, which had taken place on 3/2/2019.

Addendum 9287-2:

The discovery of SCP-9287 was during an African safari in ██████. The reporting of SCP-9287 was on 2/28/2019 and retrieval was on the same day, 11 hours after notice of SCP-9287. Details about the members of the safari aren't known, as they were nowhere to be found within a 10 km radius of SCP-9287. SCP-9287 was retrieved through methods of [DATA REDACTED].