Needless to say, a jaguar is not a pet. However, many of these majestic animals do require the intervention of rescuers to survive, particularly if their mothers abandon them when they are still young.
In North America, the jaguar is the only living member of this genus. It is also the largest cat in the Americas and the third-largest in the world, behind the tiger (Panthera tigris) and the lion (Panthera leo). A huge jaguar was in this situation. He was spotted by rescuers from South Africa’s Akwaaba Lodge when he was just a few days old.
The poor cat was completely alone, and it was obvious that he needed to be protected. Only tigers and lions, their cousins, are larger in the world. Fortunately, this organization specialized in wild animals, and they had everything they needed to care for Jag.
The adorable kitty turned out to be social and kind, contrary to their expectations. He expressed his gratitude and gladness to his rescuers. Jag had a special link with his human, and when he was younger, he even slept in the same bed as her, occasionally waking her up to demand a well-deserved bottle.
She gave him her undivided attention, but she knew the day would come when Jag would outgrow the sanctuary’s smaller cages. What bothered him the most was the sociable nature of the cute kitty, and he didn’t want to leave him alone. He realized he needed to expose him to his puppy, Bullet, at that point.
Despite his inherent instincts as a predator, this lovely fluffy guy was also incredibly friendly, and the rescuer hoped they could become wonderful friends.
When they tried to take Jag away from Bullet, he sobbed uncontrollably. While waiting for his beloved partner, the lonely kitten did nothing but wail and lie down. The puppy, however, was not far behind him, much to his astonishment.
In this video, you can observe the unlikely buddies’ interplay that has wowed so many people: