The new mother accepts the fuzzy feline as one of her own

By People Staff
Updated August 15, 2011 09:00 PM

A mother’s work is never done. That’s definitely the case for one generous kitty from Medellén, Colombia, who has taken in an abandoned margay at a pet shelter there.

The new mom has accepted the fuzzy orphaned margay, a spotted cat native to South America, as her own, and will care for it until it’s old enough to be released into the wild. RELATED: Famous Animal Escapees!

While the margay looks a lot like a domestic cat at birth, this fuzzy little thing could weigh up to 20 lbs. when it reaches adulthood in a year. Momma won’t be holding her charge in her mouth for very long!

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