Wild cats are such majestic creatures. You’d be hard pressed to find anyone who is not taken aback by their beauty and grace. Unfortunately, since these animals are so awe-inspiring, they are often held captive in decrepit zoos or are purchased as exotic pets. In fact, it is estimated that there are currently more tigers living in homes and backyards throughout the United States than there are in the wild! Unfortunately, big cats are not like domestic kitties and they suffer immensely in captive environments.
Thankfully, there are a few sanctuaries that take in formerly captive big cats in and give them a home where they can truly flourish. The Wildcat Sanctuary in Minnesota is one of these havens. These cats even form strong friendships! Take Morgan and Shalico, the two wild cats in the video above, for instance.
Morgan, a bobcat, and Shalico, a Canadian lynx, were both abandoned by their owners. While this is a prime example of the negligence and frankly the lack of thought people who think keeping exotic pets is a good idea possess, we sure are glad these cats found their way to the Wildcat Sanctuary at the same time!
Since both cats were young upon arrival, sanctuary workers decided to introduce them to each other. Their love quickly blossomed and the two are now inseparable! In the wild, cats of different species don’t usually co-mingle, but within the safe and peaceful home at Wildcat Sanctuary, these cats were able to form a strong bond. We hope they are able to grow together for many years to come!
To learn more about the amazing work being done at the Wildcat Sanctuary, check out their website.