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Cat, bear forms friendship in Calif. zoo

Posted: 8:42 PM, Jul 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-02 00:42:33Z

At the Folsom City Zoo in Folsom, Calif., an unlikely friendship has formed between a feral cat that slipped into an exhibit at the zoo featuring a bear. The zoo has given the cat a nickname "Little Bear."

According to KXTV-TV, the cat appeared several months ago, and has since called the exhibit her home. 

"Every morning we scatter dog food for the bears and she started coming into the exhibit and eating the dog food," Jill Faust, senior lead zoo keeper, told KXTV. "Once she started coming in here on a regular basis we started putting food out for her in the morning as well."

The bear, who has the uniquely Californian name Sequoia, weighs 550 pounds. The two animals apparently enjoy sitting in the shade and enjoying each other's company. 

"Sequoia walks right by her, she'll walk right by Sequoia and they'll stay pretty close to each other," Faust told the station.