Surprised and amazed is how an Argetinian woman, Florencia Lobo, felt when she took her 2-months-old kitty to the vet for a regular checkup.
The woman was travelling with her brother in the north-west Argentinian province of Tucuman when they saw two kittens lying next to their dead mother. “We thought that it was an abandoned cat who had given birth,” the woman said in an interview given to Reuters.
They couldn’t pass by and leave them lying there, so they took the two little kittens and brought them home with them. Unfortunately, one of the kittens, the female one, soon after died, but the male survived and became stronger. Florencia took great care of him and named the “kitten” Tito.
Even though the kitty seemed to be in perfect health conditions, the woman wanted to take Tito to the vet “just to make sure everything’s fine” as she herself said. The minute the vet glanced at the feline, she immediately told Florencia that Tito was not a “normal cat.” She gave her the phone number of a close nature reserve and when Florencia sent pictures of the feline to one of the reserve’s rangers he confirmed to her that Tito is in fact a Jaguarundis.
Jaguarundis is a type of Puma native to north and south America. Being lightly larger than normal cats and weighing 8-16 lbs when they’re fully grown, it’s in fact quite difficult to distract them from regular cats.
According to Reuters, Tito is now being cared by the nature reserve and is gradually adjusting to life in his natural habitat.
This adorable video of baby Tito will warm your heart: