Purr-fect! Minnesota's newest cougar kittens get wintry names


Meet Snow and Storm, the two orphaned cougar kittens who are now calling Minnesota home.

The Wildcat Sanctuary announced the names of the rescued cats on Friday after asking people to vote for their favorite. Snow and Storm won the contest, beating out holiday-themed names such as Nicholas and Noel, Dasher and Dancer, and Candy and Cane, among others.


Snow, a female with a black nose, and her brother, Storm, who has a pink nose, came to the Sandstone sanctuary from Washington, the organization wrote on its website. Officials believe their mother was killed and the kittens were left to fend for themselves.

The kittens arrived at the sanctuary last week and are settling in well, the Wildcat Sanctuary says. They'll be undergoing exams and vaccinations before they're released into their habitat area.

The Wildcat Sanctuary is a nonprofit organization that provides a home for more than 125 wildcats, including lions, tigers, leopards and cougars. Read more about the organization here.

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