The saved puma can’t go back into the wild, so it lives as a spoiled house cat.
Some facts about pumas are as follows: They can grow between 1.8 and 2.4 meters (6 to 8 feet) tall and have strong bodies, big paws, and sharp claws. Also, they can run up to 80 kilometers per hour (50 miles per hour), jump up to 4.6 meters (15 feet) high, and kill a grown man in seconds.
Now that you know all of this, how would you like to have a puma as a pet?
Well, most people would never think about having a puma as a pet, but it’s just what they do for one family in Russia. Messi is their pet puma; they take care of him just like we do with our dogs and cats.
They take the cute cat on walks, play with him, and even bathe him. You might wonder, how did the family get a puma? Well, the wild animal is smaller than most pumas, meaning he would be an easy target out in the wild. The family took the puma in because they knew it wouldn’t last long in the wild. They tried to make it a pet.
Here is more about Messi and his life as a pet!