Espumita the puma



3 years



Monthly maintenance cost

$340 USD


Puma concolor

Espumita's story

Espumita has been with La Senda Verde now for just over two years.  She came as a small kitten from the authorities in La Paz who had confiscated her from a poacher.  At the time La Senda Verde didn’t have anywhere suitable to accommodate her and as a small kitten she spent her first few months in the clinic.  La Senda Verde raised funds and built her a management cage whilst she was still growing.  Then, at the beginning of 2017 they completed her full sized enclosure with high platforms, on a hill so she can get to higher ground and with a den at the top that she loves to sit in and watch out from.

Espumita has always been quite a shy and easily stressed cat but loves her new home.  When we arrived at La Senda in December Espumita had unfortunately been very stressed and was pacing a lot due to recent construction works going on close to her enclosure.  Unfortunately, when we arrived Espumita also wasn’t eating very well and had lost condition.  Eight weeks ago, we sedated her and a visiting group of vets studying ultrasonography came and performed an ultrasound on her and we were able to give her a thorough check.  It was found that she likely had some mild hepatic lipidosis (a form of liver disease) which was also contributing to her loss of appetite.

Along with one of the sanctuary staff members, I started to add in extra enrichment every day for Espumita and slightly change the time and way in which she was fed.  Luckily, at this time the construction was also finished. Over the last eight weeks there has been an amazing transformation! Espumita has started to eat normally, gain weight and is noticeably more relaxed and confident.  She comes down to greet us every time we go for enrichment or cleaning and feeding (which she never did before) and we haven’t seen her do any  pacing that she was doing before.

She absolutely loves cardboard boxes of any shape or size!  We started off with relaxing smells such as chamomile flowers and lavender in cardboard boxes.  We have also been using feathers which she loves.  She is still a huge fan of lavender and will roll in it and will then often have a mad ten minutes running all over her enclosure with the box and up on her platforms having so much fun.  Last week, I also heard her purr for the first time!

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Adopt Espumita

In your hands - 100% Coverage- $340 Monthly

Cover the complete maintenance expenses of Espumita. Paid monthly, for one year. This plan is ideal for school groups or businesses. The expenses of a Puma are great. If you are a person or a family and wish to fully cover an animal, but find Espumita’s expense too great, we recommend you try another animal with lesser monthly cost.

In two hands - 50% Coverage - $160 Monthly

Cover half the maintenance expenses of Espumita. Paid monthly, for one year. The other half will be available to other potential adoptive parents. Great plan if you love pumas and wish to adopt one but can’t cover the full expense.

In four hands - 25% Coverage - $80 Monthly

Cover one fourth the maintenance expenses of Espumita. Paid monthly, for one year. The other three fourths will be available to other potential adoptive parents. Great plan if you love pumas and wish to adopt one but can’t cover the full expense.

Adoption perks


We will prepare a monthly personalized report about your beloved animal with photos & videos so you stay in touch with him/her.


Who loves me gives you the possibility to visit your adopted animal in real life if you decide to come visit us.


Beautiful digital certificate with your name, your loved animal and period covered. For you to print and show everyone you care.


Who loves me guarantees that 100% of your monthly donation is used in the care of the animal and is 100% ecological

Espumita is being loved by

No current donors

Espumita has currently no adoptive parents. She is getting everything she needs. Adopting her will allow us to economically leave her in your hands and the funds used to maintain her will be invested in better housing for her and for the never-stop incoming animals.

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