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Panther Abandoned By Its Mother Grows Up With A Human And Rottweiler
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Panther Abandoned By Its Mother Grows Up With A Human And Rottweiler

Luna is an adorable panther that was born in a zoo in Siberia. For some unknown reason, her mother completely rejected her and refused to give her much-needed milk and care. Luna’s chances for surviving were slim, but thankfully, an amazing woman came to the rescue. The woman had experience with raising big cats and decided to help Luna survive by taking care of her and feeding her a diet filled with vitamins that she desperately needed.

Soon, the woman grew attached to Luna and decided to buy her from the zoo—but only because she knew that she could give Luna the life she deserves and needs. Soon, Luna became part of the family. She met the woman’s dog named Venza. After a long process of introducing them and making sure they get along, a beautiful friendship bloomed. They are inseparable, always together: playing, running, and exploring the world around them. They are best friends and look absolutely adorable together!

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Luna was rejected by her mother so she needed to be taken care of by a human

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Thankfully, this woman found her and took her in. She had experience with raising big cats, so it was a perfect match

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Luna had to get special vitamins and diet to make up for the lack of milk

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If you want to know more about Luna’s story, you can check out the videos on YouTube or TikTok, where you can see her grow up to be a healthy black panther. However, the videos are in Russian. The videos are still quite entertaining and it’s incredibly cute to see Luna and Venza play together!

Soon Luna adapted to her new home and family

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

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Thanks to the amazing woman who saved Luna’s life

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Please note that the woman that took Luna in is experienced and knows how to take care of such animals. She knows what diet Luna eats, what kinds of vitamins and exercise she has to have. The woman knows how to take care of the adorable panther. So you can be sure Luna is in safe and capable hands! And always remember to be responsible when taking in an animal. Make sure you can take care of it and give it all the love, care, and attention it needs, and that you can afford the animal.

She got so attached to Luna that she bought her from the zoo. But only because she has the experience and knowledge needed to raise such an animal

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

However, Luna hadn’t met her other furry family friend, a Rottweiler named Venza

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

They started off slow, introducing them carefully

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And soon they became best friends

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Image credits: luna_the_pantera

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There are many posts about weird and unusual animal friendships here on Bored Panda. Here we have 50 unusual friendships between animals that will probably brighten your day a little bit! How about a friendship between an adorable rescue fox and a sweet bulldog? Or maybe a dog with birds as best friends?

They are inseparable, playing, running, and traveling together

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

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Luna is now all grown up and a healthy, beautiful panther with a derpy face and an adorable personality

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Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

What do you think of Luna’s story and her amazing friendship with Venza? Do you have any animal rescue stories of your own that you would like to share? Tell us in the comments down below and always remember to help those in need and love all animals!

Image credits: luna_the_pantera

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Deborah B
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely photos, but this is not okay. Even if the owner is experienced with big cats, exotic pets are a bad idea. This is not a domesticated animal, it should not be in a house, or a car, or used for pretty photos. It should have been rehabilitated for release in its natural habitat, or if this was not possible, a nature reserve, or big-cat sanctuary. Buying an exotic animal to keep it as a pet is not saving it, it's selfish, and even if the woman is well-meaning, it's dangerous, and possibly cruel, if she isn't as expert in caring for big cats as she claims.

Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have to agree with you. Although Luna is beautiful, keeping a wild animal as a pet is never a good idea, because you can never fully domesticate them. I feel sorry for Luna.

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Lori T Wisconsin
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Wow, I pity the fool who would ever break into that lady’s home! What a beautiful animal Luna is.

Commander Rex
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1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Oh my god, imagine that... *glass shattering, robber jumps in and sees the cat* “oh no.... OH NO”

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Michaela
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

As beautiful and loved as Luna is, this is sad. Wild animals should be able to be wild. The mother was probably stressed as I imagine no zoo which actually cared for the animals would sell one to an individual. Imo animals should go back to being free or in sanctuaries which prioritize them. Her heart is in the right place and this may have been the best possible outcome for Luna considering what options she really had. It’s just sad this is how it is.

doggo-is-fren
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The cat belongs in a good sanctuary or AZA zoo (to educate people that they aren't pets and shouldn't be treated as such)

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Deborah B
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Lovely photos, but this is not okay. Even if the owner is experienced with big cats, exotic pets are a bad idea. This is not a domesticated animal, it should not be in a house, or a car, or used for pretty photos. It should have been rehabilitated for release in its natural habitat, or if this was not possible, a nature reserve, or big-cat sanctuary. Buying an exotic animal to keep it as a pet is not saving it, it's selfish, and even if the woman is well-meaning, it's dangerous, and possibly cruel, if she isn't as expert in caring for big cats as she claims.

Susan Green
Community Member
1 year ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have to agree with you. Although Luna is beautiful, keeping a wild animal as a pet is never a good idea, because you can never fully domesticate them. I feel sorry for Luna.

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