Frequently, we hear tales of people stumbling upon deserted animals like kittens or dogs. Recently, a Transbaikalian farmer had a similar encounter when he discovered a litter of tiny, blind kittens beside his barn. They were all the same fluffy color and appeared to have been abandoned by their mother, so the farmer took them in as his own, assuming they were just ordinary cats.
The farmer was unsure of how to care for the kittens, realizing that it would require a significant investment of time and effort to feed them using a pipette and provide them with regular care. He sought help from the Daursky reserve to find a solution. Experts at the reserve advised him to locate a domestic cat that recently had a litter or is currently raising kittens and try to persuade her to adopt the new additions. However, upon seeing the kittens, the experts were surprised to discover that they were Manul’s cubs, a rare type of feline known for their reserved nature. While these animals can be tamed when young, as they mature, their instincts take over, making it challenging to keep them as pets.
The cost of acquiring these rare animals is exorbitant in the black market, with prices reaching hundreds of thousands of rubles. There are always people who desire exotic pets, but hunting for Manul in the wild is nearly impossible, not to mention finding their kittens. While it may be tempting to sell the kittens for profit, it would not be in their best interest. These creatures thrive in their natural habitat and don’t make good house pets. As a result, a farmer decided to take the valuable find to a reserve to allow the kittens to mature and eventually release them back into the wild where they belong. Fortunately, lactating cats in the reserve have adopted the unusual cubs, and as they grow older, they become more active.
Once the reserve workers deemed the manul kittens mature enough, they were set free into the wild with radio collars attached. Unfortunately, as winter approached, the felines were ill-equipped for the harsh conditions and eventually shed their collars. When the cats were rediscovered, they were severely malnourished. The manuls were brought back indoors to acclimate to the wild at their own pace and experience their first winter under shelter. By springtime, the cats had matured and gained better hunting abilities before being released once again.
As time passed, humans became more accustomed to living in the wilderness and now find satisfaction in their natural surroundings. Hey pals! If you enjoyed the video, kindly give it a thumbs up and hit the subscribe button for additional content on our channel!