Messi the puma was born in the Saransk Zoo in captivity. When it turned three months old, the cub was sold to a petting zoo in Penza, Russia, and was named after the famous soccer player Lionel Messi.
Messi the puma’s inspirational journey is certainly one-of-a-kind. Mariya and Aleksandr Dmitriev share an apartment in Russia with the 90-pound wildcat.
While having a puma as a pet is not suggested, it seems to work nicely for this family!
Mariya and Aleksandr Dmitriev have put a lot of effort into raising a puma as a pet. He required round-the-clock care when they brought him home to their one-bedroom apartment.
Messi the puma, on the other hand, was gently nurtured back to health by the couple. Messi is just two-thirds the size of a wild puma, even though he is no longer ill.
Messi is still quite enormous for a housecat, weighing in about 90 pounds. Mariya and Aleksandr, on the other hand, have worked tirelessly to ensure that he has the healthiest and safest life possible.
The sight of a huge animal within a cramped apartment is strange, to say the least. So it’s no wonder that photographs and videos of Messi the puma quickly became Internet sensations.
The 90-pound puma is a lazy, ever-yawning animal that is magnificent in itself; yet its owners keep pushing it to learn new things.
Messi is no less than an influencer on social media. His daily routine, fun moments and cute videos are loved by millions of people online!
The video shows Messi getting restless and rolling on the floor while Mariya caresses him lovingly. The couple documents every tiny reaction of his and we are not complaining!
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