Linton Zoo’s ‘baby-sitting’ cat Arnie receives ‘global’ tributes after death
A cat who became a “baby-sitter” to newborn animals at a Cambridgeshire zoo has become a “global star” after his death was reported online, staff said.
Linton Zoo manager Kim Simmons posted photos of Arnie the cat looking after some of the animals online after he died on 9 January.
“We had hundreds of messages but it went crazy when MSN ran it in America,” she said.
“His story seems to have touched, and been shared by, so many.”
She added: “His most special job… was as the baby-sitter of abandoned newborn animals brought into the house for hand-rearing.