Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Cat Muschi and the bear

As far as lifelong friendships go, Muschi thinks her large and loveable friend Maeuschen is the cat’s pyjamas. The feline, which struck up the unlikely friendship with the 40-year-old Asian bear nine years ago, now can’t bear to be apart from her friend.

In fact, the pair are so close that zookeepers at Berlin Zoo had to reunite them after Muschi, or ‘pussy’ in German, pined for Maeuschen – ‘little mouse’ – after they were separated.

The pair were split up on October 2009 when the bear was locked in a cage while her living space was enlarged. The distraught cat soon caught the attention of zoo keepers after she remained sitting outside the bear’s cage pining for her friend.

This week, keepers took the unusual step of allowing the feline into the cage with her shaggy-haired pal. ‘They greeted each other and had a cuddle and now they’re happy,’ said Heiner Kloes, a member of the zoo’s management board.


controlled chaos said...

i did not hear of this story. that's really touching and sad for some reason.
now, that's a pretty awesome friendship. I can't wait to tell my cat! Maybe she'll be nicer to me!!

controlled chaos said...

Oh and just yesterday, my cat posted on my group blog in LOL cat language, and of course none of my friends get it, and some of them even called it "unique" so then I went on this mission to find fellow cat lovers.
Anyways, a comment would be very appreciated...on whether it is a very "unique" post or not.


Anonymous said...

They're still friends- I was in the Berlin Zoo Yesterday. Interspecies Friendship. Mäuschen shares da food with Muschi!

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