A young bear cub and a cat have turned heads at a sanctuary after the two formed an unlikely bond - but even the bear cub's birth was a surprising event.
Her mother, Gallamair, and father, Kaka, both came to the sanctuary as cubs about six years ago. The Wildlife Friends Foundation Thailand (WFFT) rescue center usually rehabilitates and releases animals back into the wild, but these two became permanent residents since they were unable to live on their own in the wild. During their time together, they found a bit of romance.
Since WFFT takes a strong stance against the breeding of captive wildlife, the group decided to perform a vasectomy on Kaka. As WFFT wrote in a recent post to Facebook, "Unfortunately, it appears that the operation was not successful."
The cub's name is Ka Wao. Here she is with her mother.