Cougar acts like a domestic cat and can’t live in the wild

He is a very playful and friendly animal

Have you ever seen a cougar that acts like a kitten and lives in a house as a pet?

This adorable cougar named after the famous Argentinian football player Messi, lives with Alexander and Mariya Dmitriev. It has already been a year that the wild animal is a pet. Messi enjoys the life of a spoiled domestic cat. At the age of 3 months, Messi was sold in a zoo. Back then he was noticeably smaller. However, the poor animal suffered from some health problems. As a result, the cougar could live neither in the zoo, not in the wild. 

The zoo staff had already started thinking of putting the animal to sleep, when Alexander and Maria arrived in the right place at the right time. They adopted the cougar. Many people praised the couple for their great act. Still, there were people who didn’t like the idea of a wild animal living in a house with people. They suggested taking him to a natural reserve. But Maria and Alexander know for sure that Messi will not survive alone in the wild.

By the way, the spouses are in general against the idea of taming wild animals. But in this case it is the best choice.

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