Wild cats are often perceived as dangerous creatures, but many of them have a gentle and friendly nature. Regardless of their fierce appearance, they’re always up for a good cuddle session. One example of a lovely wild feline is Max, a Canadian lynx. This 40-pound cat serves as an educational animal ambassador and still manages to find time for some scratches amidst its busy schedule. Max was born in a zoo in 2011, so he’s spent his entire life interacting with humans. However, his caretaker notes that he’s not entirely domesticated nor wild, which means he can never roam free outside of captivity. Despite this, Max is a very spoiled cat who enjoys plenty of affection from his human friends.
According to Max’s caretaker, many people wonder if Max could survive in the wild, but the answer is no. Due to being born and raised in captivity, animals such as Max cannot be released into the wild. However, despite living in an indoor enclosure, Max’s human mom, who previously worked as a zookeeper, ensures he has everything he requires. Max’s amusing moments are also captured on camera and shared on Youtube, where he has gained a significant following. The purpose of sharing these videos is to educate individuals about the importance of safeguarding and preserving endangered species. Although Max differs from domesticated cats, he still receives the love and care he needs to thrive.
Max’s mother wrote on her blog that he is not just a pet, but an animal ambassador who has been educating and enlightening people since he was just 8 weeks old. She emphasizes the importance of considering our impact on the environment, slowing down our population growth, and reducing our carbon footprints to protect our land and oceans.