Baby jungle cat rescued from raging fire just in time
This tiny jungle kitten lost his mom in a fire but was given a second chance at life.
Look at this baby!
A baby jungle cat whose eyes hadn't even opened, was rescued from a raging forest fire by ARCAS, a wildlife rescue group in Guatemala.
Sadly, the mother did not survive the fire, but the kitten did "thanks for the timely call from locals at Santa Ana, Petén," ARCAS wrote on Facebook. They were able to get the little baby wildcat to safety and nursed him back to health.
The week old baby Margay (Leopardus wiedii) was sniffing around when he arrived at the vet's office, trying to figure out his surroundings.
"Baby margay's first milk replacement under the care of ARCAS."
Margays are small wild cats with large eyes. They weigh from 9 - 20 lbs and can reach lengths of 34 - 52 inches. "This cat is often confused with its near relatives the Ocelot and the Oncilla. Their coats are very similar, and like the others – the Margay's is a tawny background patterned with black-ringed rosettes and elongated blotches," according to Big Cat Rescue.
Getting some much needed rest.
"Of all of the felines, the Margay is most adapted for a true arboreal life. It is the only cat to possess the ability to rotate its hind legs 180, enabling it to run head first down trees like squirrels. It can also hang from a branch by one hind foot!"
The little baby is doing great in recovery, and with some love and patience, we hope to see the baby grow big and strong just like this gorgeous adult Margay.
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