A homeless kitty on a quest for shelter and food somehow managed to sneak into the St. Petersburg Zoo, where she wandered into the European Lynx enclosure.

The cat was quickly discovered by the zoo staff, but instead of removing her from the exhibit, the zoo adopted her. Later named “Darling”, the kitty bonded with the “Linda” the Lynx, and the pair have been inseparable since. Years later, the friendship between the unlikely companions is as strong as ever!

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Check out this adorable clip of Darling and Linda:

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