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Woman Adopts Sweet Orange Kitten, Turns Out To Be Wild Puma


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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a wild animal at home as a pet… by accident? Well, this woman from Argentina found out how it feels, and she was lucky her “pet” was friendly towards her for as long as she kept it at home.

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a wild animal at home as a pet… by accident? Well, this woman from Argentina found out how it feels, and she was lucky her “pet” was friendly towards her for as long as she kept it at home.


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A few months ago, an 18-year old girl from the province of Tucuman, Argentina, Florencia Lobo, found two kittens while on a fishing trip with her brother. The siblings found a dead cat in a cave, and next to her lay what looked like her newborn babies. The girl decided to take the poor kittens home and bring them up as her pets.

So it happened. Lobo took the two kittens home, but, unfortunately, the female, which she had named Dani, didn’t make it and she died soon after she was taken to the girl’s home. The male kitten, Tito, did survive and it soon got acclimated to its new home, enjoying Flor’s company as well as her cuddles and games.

‘He likes to play, bite and run pretty fast,’ Lobo told local news outlet, El Tucumano. ‘He liked to get on the table and jump from there, he thought it was normal.’

Tito was very active and energetic, but at the same time he wasn’t cautious, so he ended up with an injured leg. Flor wanted to provide him the best of treatments, so she took him to the vet to make sure he would be fine. But what the doctor told her broke her heart.

The vet announced to her that Tito was not an ordinary cat, in fact, it wasn’t even a domesticated species, so she would have to let go of him and not return home with her “pet”. However, he couldn’t specify the species, so he suggested Flor took him to a specialist to determine his exact nature. The animal expert confirmed what the vet had told her- Tito was a wild cat. More specifically, he was a jaguarundi puma.

The girl knew that she had to return the wild cat to its natural habitat, so she contacted the Argentine Animal Rescue Foundation (FARA) and the staff of the NGO took care of the animal.

“The FARA team received a call, and went to look for this cat, this jaguarundi was delivered by a neighbor from Tucumán to be treated by specialists and reintroduced in their habitat,” the FARA team wrote on their official Facebook page (translated from Spanish).

Although it was hard for Flor to let go of her furry buddy, she knew it was in his best interest to be returned to his natural habitat. At the same time, she expressed her concerns that, without her, he would be sad.

“If you raise and spoil him, you feel like he is yours and it causes you pain that they take him away, but deep down I know that it is good that they took him and will return it to nature,” she said.

Overall, Flor was lucky that the puma cub was friendly with her, while Tito was lucky to be rescued by a kind-hearted young lady, who returned him to nature, where he belongs.


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