Why is the puma called “Pita” in our Sanctuary?
Pita, a young Puma from the region of Pital, embarked on an unforeseen journey that led her to Rescate. Her path took a somber turn when she was discovered in the wild by an individual who brought her under their care illegally. Arriving at the Rescate facility as a mere kitten, Pita had already formed a connection with humans, albeit at the cost of her natural instincts. This early phase of her life was marred by illness, attributed to both her premature human interaction and her frail condition.
It is not only illegal to take wild animals out of their natural habitat, but most people lack the knowledge of proper wildlife care, resulting in inadequate nourishment for Pita. This led to a state of parasitism and anemia that further compromised her well-being. Pita’s beginnings were marked by hardship, and her survival hung in the balance multiple times before her condition stabilized. Through perseverance and diligent care, she overcame the odds, gradually blossoming into the spirited and lively feline she is today.