This story, from 2016, is just too adorable not to share. A teeny tiny baby kitten was spotted roaming the streets on its own in Thailand. A family living in the neighborhood was enjoying their evening when they noticed the little guy on the street.
Upon closer inspection, they realized this was no ordinary cat — it didn’t look like any of the other kittens they had seen. The family decided to call The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT), an animal organization, who soon showed up to have a look at the animal.
After careful examination, the organization concluded that this animal was a fishing cat — a special kind of cat on the brink of extinction.
The family kept an eye out at all times for the mother of the kitten, whom they assumed would show up at any time for her child.
Sadly, that never happened.
Simba was milk-fed by the family instead, and grew up to become a beautiful fishing cat.
Luckily, so far he is still alive and well but it’s extremely important that Simba continues to thrive.
According to the WFFT, “poaching and retribution killing were the major causes for a high Fishing Cat mortality of 84% in Thailand.”
So, not only is it a miracle that Simba was rescued and survived — his existence is vital for the continuation of his breed.
Here’s a video showing other cats who have been rescued. These might not be fishing cats but they sure are cute:
Animals are living creatures just like us and their existence is important for mother nature to continue to flourish. Please consider sharing this story if you agree!
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