Missing Cat Surprised His Family After He was Found Bigger, Fluffier in a Pet Food Factory
A clever cat who disappeared from his home over a year ago, was found bigger, fluffier and happy in a pet food factory. This two-year-old Norwegian Forest Cat named Clive went missing in December 2014. His family was devastated and put up flyers around the neighborhood and posts on social media, hoping to find their cat, but he didn’t turn up. They lost hope until last Wednesday when the family received a call about their cat who was found snoozing in a pet food warehouse just two miles from their home. When the Kennelgate Pet Superstores got alarm calls from the warehouse at night because something kept setting them off, they went on an investigation and found the cat who had been living large, having free meals in the warehouse. After they got the kitty, they sent him to the vet where they found a microchip. When Tanya Irons met her cat after 14 months, Clive had doubled his original size and was fluffier than ever. He seemed well looked after or maybe Clive had been feeding himself quite nicely at a place where cat food was ubiquitous. They were surprised to see how much bigger he had grown and were thrilled to have him back to the family. Before he disappeared, Clive was very close to his feline brothers. After 14 months, they are back together.
Days after a poacher’s trap killed a young mountain gorilla in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, researchers have spotted something remarkable: two four-year old gorillas working together to dismantle similar snares in the area.
“This is absolutely the first time that we’ve seen juveniles doing that … I don’t know of any other reports in the world of juveniles destroying snares,” Veronica Vecellio from the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund’s Karisoke Research Centre in Rwanda told National Geographic. “We are the largest database and observer of wild gorillas … so I would be very surprised if somebody else has seen that.”
Thousands of these snares are set up by local bush meat hunters to catch antelopes and other animals for eating, and while they reportedly have no interest in primates, young gorillas are sometimes unintentionally caught up and left to die.