This is Messi, and what makes her different from other big cats is that she lives a domestic life. Yes, this big cat and her siblings were born in a zoo. There are named after famous football players Messi, Neymar and Suarez. To celebrate the Russian city hosting four matches in the group stages of the World Cup, these pumas were named after international football players.
Puma was sold to the Saransk Zoo but he suffered from severe health problems.
Luckily though, a couple named Mariya and Aleksandr Dmitriev adopted Messi and gave him a nice home. They first saw him at the Saransk Zoo in Penza and immediately felt a strong connection with the animal. So much that they ended up offering to buy him!