The following are some interesting facts about pumas: depending on the species, they can reach heights of 1.8 to 2.4 meters (6 to 8 feet), and they are robustly built, with huge paws and sharp claws to match. Furthermore, they are capable of running at speeds of up to 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour), jumping as high as 4.6 meters (15 feet), and killing an adult man in seconds.
Now that you’ve learned everything, how would you feel about having a puma as a pet?
Even though most people would never contemplate it, for one family in Russia, having a puma as a pet is an organic extension of their family’s lifestyle. Messi is their pet puma, and they care for him in the same way that we would care for our own dogs and cats if we had them.
They take walks with the lovely feline, play with him, and even give him a bath with them! However, you’re probably wondering how the family ended up having a puma in their midst. Because the wild animal is smaller in stature than the usual puma, he would be an easy target if he were to find himself in the middle of a wilderness. Realizing that they were unlikely to be able to keep him alive in the forest for long, the family decided to bring him inside their home and attempt to domesticate him.
More information on Messi and his life as a pet may be found here!