Puma “Sasha” at the Bronx Zoo
New York authorities brought a Puma plane weighing about 36 kilograms from an apartment in the Bronx. In addition to police and city officials, Bronx Zoo employees and animal rights activists from the Humane Society of the United States were involved in the measure, rescuers announced in a joint statement Monday.
The owner voluntarily “handed over” the 11-month-old big cat to Sasha. The little animal was first examined by veterinarians at the Bronx Zoo and then taken to an animal shelter in southern Arkansas to care for neglected big cats.
The owner wanted to get rid of the Puma
The Humane Society’s emergency team leader Kelly Donathan explained that the cougar was “somewhat lucky” because its owner realized that wild cats had no business in an apartment.
Sasha isn’t the only big cat New York City authorities have dealt with. In 2003, police removed a 425-pound tiger named Ming from an apartment in Harlem. A year later, his father’s tiger attacked an eight-year-old boy on Long Island. (AFP)
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