The moment was captured at the Odessa Zoo, Ukraine, and stopped visitors in their tracks as they passed by the enclosure. As the baby deer rested in the shade during a warm summers day the domestic zoo cat approached. After a quick hello both decided a bit of sleep was in order and the ginger moggy nestled peacefully into the side of the deer.
Photographer Vitaly Ktach snapped the special moments and said everyone was watching on in amazement. ‘The affectionate behaviour of the cat towards the young deer had myself and other visitors watching in disbelief,’ explained Ktach.
‘The cat seemed to really taking its time to run its fur along the deer, which must have felt very nice.
‘It then sat down and they enjoyed gently rubbing their faces together. They looked in bliss!