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12 January 2021, 18:37

Minsk Zoo welcomes female jungle cat

MINSK, 12 January (BelTA) – The Minsk Zoo welcomed a new resident – a female jungle cat named Katya who arrived in the Belarusian capital from Baku, Azerbaijan, BelTA learned from the zoo.

“Our male jungle cat Brut celebrated these winter holidays together with the new companion,” representatives of the zoo said. “The two cats live together now, but at the start they lived apart, because after a long flight, the female was afraid of coming out and stepped out only when no one was around. Only her footprints in the snow showed us that she had been out,” they added.

According to the zoo workers, the new jungle cat quickly got used to her new home and started wandering around often. The zoo workers opened the gate between the enclosures of the two cats to let the animals get familiar with each other.

Jungle cats resemble domestic cats, but are larger and more aggressive. They do not like open terrain and prefer living and hunting in places with dense vegetation, which is why they are called jungle cats.

Photos by Ramil Nasibulin

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