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Meet Messi, The Adorable Puma Is Living As A Spoiled House Cat

Messi is not Argentina’s World Cup captain, he is a pet puma who is living like a house cat. He was one of three Puma cubs (Messi, Suarez, and Neymar) born at the zoo. They were named after famous international players to celebrate the Russian city hosting four matches in the group stages of the World Cup. He was sold to the Saransk Zoo when he was a cub and suffered from health problems.

Thankfully, a Russian couple Mariya and Aleksandr Dmitriev decided to adopt the big cat and give him a happy home. They spotted him at the Saransk Zoo in Penza and fell in love with him so much. Then they decided to have him as their own and offered to buy him.

Image credits: l_am_puma

However, it was not easy to handle a big cat-like Messi. So, the couple found a dog training school he could attend. Although the couple only lives in a little apartment with a one-bedroom, they have made room for Messi and have done their best to foster their large companion.

Image credits: l_am_puma

Some people have objections to keeping wild animals at the home because they are dangerous and should be lived in a wildlife reserve. However, the couple believes that they cannot let him go as he has never lived alone in the wild and isn’t able to survive like other wild animals.

He is already a social media sensation with his YouTube videos and adorable pictures on Instagram. Now, the Messi cat has over 660k followers on his Instagram @I_am_puma account and over 187k subscribers on his YouTube account.

More info: Instagram



Image credits: l_am_puma

Image credits: l_am_puma
Image credits: l_am_puma

Image credits: l_am_puma

Watch the adorable Messi cat in the video below!

Or learn how to wash a puma

H/t: Bored Panda

 

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