Not long ago, a wildlife rescue organization rescued an orphaned bobcat who was only six weeks old. It took place in the U.S. state of New Hampshire. The center decided to take care of the baby and placed her in the caring hands of the staff of the local shelter. The baby was crying and pining all the time – at such a tender age she needed her mother very much.
The shelter decided to introduce the lynx to a cat named Honeybun, who had lived at the shelter for a long time. She was once rescued along with her kittens and has lived near the staff ever since.
“We do our best to provide the best nutrition, habitat, and medical care for our animals. With animals that easily habituate, we need to be especially careful that they are not comfortable around humans,” Frannie of Millstone Wildlife Center shared. “That is tricky when you have a social animal that needs play time, snuggle time, and a little help with grooming too.”
Although Honeybun already seemed oblivious to her motherly duties, when she saw the little bobcat, she knew she had to help. The first time she met her, she calmly waited for the crumb to approach her on her own. Lynx immediately fell in love with her, sniffed her, hugged her, and as if she took her for her mother.
Since then they have not parted. The baby is constantly watching the new “mom,” adopting her habits. She has already learned from Honeybun how to wash her face, eat properly, and do other important things.
“Honeybun was an easy pick, being so maternal and having raised probably dozens of kittens in the past,” Caroline shared. “The bobkitten on the other hand was immediately over the moon and totally in love with her,” Caroline told Love Meow.
When the little lynx grows up, she will probably be transferred to a sanctuary, or later released into the wild. Honeybun, on the other hand, will continue to live at the shelter. Or maybe she’ll find permanent owners.