A stray kitten roaming the streets in St. Petersburg was seeking safety and managed to find it inside the cityszoo.
After she got cozy in her new home, she made an unexpected friend – a lynx!
Keep reading to learn about the heart warming story between a domestic cat and a lynx.
In the dead of night, one stray kitty lucked out when she found her way into the St. Petersburg zoo in Russia.
After taking a survey of her surroundings, she decided to hop into the cage with a lynx.
Most animals would be scared, but not this brave kitty!
While her goal was just to steal some extra scraps of food, she got much more than that…
Recognizing a familiar kitty face, the lynx took a liking to the stray. Linda, the name of the friendly lynx, gave her a little lick as a welcome.
It didn’t take long for Linda the lynx to grow attached to her new cat buddy.
The zookeepers had never seen anything like this in their years of experience!
Scared for the safety of the cat, they removed him from the lynx’s cage.
However, this separation would not last long.
The second that the stray kitty managed to get free, it bolted right back into Linda the lyx’s cage. Zookeepers were shocked!
The pair became inseparable after only a few days!
The zookeepers had no other option but to let the kitty stay. They figured that she would find her way back no matter what.
They decided to named her Dusya, an unusual name for an unusual cat. Dusya and Linda started their life together, and managed to attract many fans!
Years passed and Dusya and Linda grew up together. Maybe the secret to their friendship is that they met each other when they were both kittens.
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Pictures and videos of the unlikely pair went viral on the internet, and the zoo took full advantage of this, documenting their friendship for all to see!
Best Friends Forever
This dynamic duo reached their peak of fame in 2017 when the zoo posted an adorable video of them on social media.
The two could be seen grooming and playing with one another.
Hearts swooned, and people began to fall in love with Dusya and Linda after watching their friendship. The video was viewed thousands of times!
It is no surprise that some have named them the “purrrfect pair!”
12 Years Of Friendship
Ever since that fateful night in 2007 these two have been attached at the hip and keep growing their relationship with each passing day for 12 years now!
Even though officials were skeptical of their friendship at first, these two proved that different species could coexist and even be best friends.
Perhaps we can all learn something from Dusya and Linda.