Wow! This cutie ocelot kitten is a literal miracle baby!
Aztec, the kitten, was born to Maya and Gustavo. The crazy thing is, Maya is 14, well outside of the normal breeding age for ocelots.
She was still cycling regularly so a team of vets from the Cincinnati Zoo’s Center for Conservation and Research for Endangered Wildlife tried to artificially inseminate her.
The procedure was unsuccessful and it was assumed Maya was just too old.
Apparently, they were very wrong. One day, zoo staff found a brand new baby ocelot had just been born!
We guess they decided to knock boots (knock paws? LOLz!) on their own terms!
We're glad they did because Aztec is a super cutie kitty and the world would be a darker place without him!
[Image via Cameron Park Zoo.]