A black-footed cat born on Feb 14, was a first for Brookfield Zoo in Illinois. “Hours after his birth, Animal programs staff became concerned about the male kitten’s well-being… To ensure that he had a chance for survival, staff quickly decided to intervene and handrear the kitten at the Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Hospital, where he received round-the-clock care,” said the zoo.
Just hours after being born:
Dr. Mike Adkesson at the Chicago Zoological Society’s Brookfield Zoo, administers care to the kitten:
At six weeks old, the black-footed cat gets his food from a zookeeper:
Tiny kittens got a second chance over the Easter weekend.
“My mom said this is how she spent her weekend. This is the first picture of newborn kittens she’s sent me. Usually its more rounding up feral cats and stray dogs, getting them spayed/neutered, rehabbing them into being adoption ready, finding them homes, etc,” said GreatestGatsby via reddit.