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Donoma is a wild-born, male cougar cub who came to us in 2008.  He was found alone and struggling in a river in Montana. Without human intervention, he may not have survived.

He was brought to the Montana Wildlife Center and they determined he was too young to be rehabilitated and released. From there, Donoma made his way cross country to The Wildcat Sanctuary.

Life at the Sanctuary

Donoma is best known for his gorgeous almond shaped eyes.  Most days, you’ll find him cuddling with one of the others or catnapping high up on their huge perches, surveying the entire sanctuary from their great vantage point.

Donoma has always been very athletic. We weren’t at all surprised when we put an enrichment box on top of a very tall pole and he shimmied right up the pole to investigate.

One of Donoma’s favorite places is his cool cave, winter or summer.

As he’s grown up here at the sanctuary, Donoma’s personality blossomed. He’s a fastidious groomer, always making sure his paws are squeaky clean after every meal.

Donoma’s very smart and observant, too. He knows who’s who at the sanctuary and what the routine is, whether it be feeding time or enrichment time. And he’s very deliberate about what he wants.

It’s been wonderful watching Donoma grow from that adorable kitten to the confident cougar he is today.

How You Can Help

Rescuing young wild cats is such an expensive commitment since it means 20+ years of care. That’s why our sponsorship program is so important. It helps provide the best life possible for those we’re able to rescue.

Would you consider becoming Donoma’s sponsor parent, or even giving a one time donation toward his care?  There are buttons at the top of this page that make it easy to do. And, it makes such a difference for him – thank you!