Meet Matilda – This Mysterious Condition Makes This Cat’s Eyeballs Look Alien-like

Each cat has something special that characterizes them, whether it’s the looks or behaviors, but one very special cat in particular that stole our attention is Matilda. This adorable feline has a rare genetic condition that makes her eyeballs look very alien-like. Unfortunately, the cat is now blind but still seems like she’s enjoying her life nonetheless.

Matilda was born in 2013 and found a home 12 weeks after that. When she was a baby her eyes were normal, but later on, she started showing some symptoms of spontaneous lens luxation. Her eyeballs would get so big, it would feel like she’s staring right in your soul.

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Not knowing anything about this condition, Matilda’s owners consulted with a veterinary ophthalmologist who diagnosed her with spontaneous lens luxation. After that, the owners reached out to the rescue center from where they adopted her, where they found out that her siblings share the same condition.

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It was a very tough moment for the owners to decide whether they should put her under surgery. But after a lot of consults with the veterinary ophthalmologist’s, they decided let Matilda’s eyes do what they naturally would, and would not intervene with a traumatic surgery that did not appear to be helpful.


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They helped Matilda feel more comfortable with eye drops to relieve the pain and pressure she was feeling, and after a little while she went back to her old self. No matter how Matilda looked like, her parents loved her no matter what. Sharing her story in Instagram, Matilda won the hearts of many other people, where now counts around 140k followers.

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A GoFundMe started for this adorable feline’s eye care, including eye drops and the surgery she will need to have eventually, met its fundraising goal and raised over $2,500. The page says that a quarter of the money will go to animals in need.

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Stunning Photo of Bengal Tiger Taking a Stroll in Front of Ancient Ruins

A beautiful subspecies of Panthera tigris, which we simply call the Bengal tiger, was spotted by the photographer Nitish Madan, in Ranthambore National Park. The park is a mix of nature, history, and wildlife which also boasts a plethora of fauna besides the tiger. However, tigers are the creatures that Madan is most fascinated by. In fact, he’s spent over 10 years waiting for the perfect moment to capture a tiger walking in front of the picturesque Ranthambore Fort.

“My fingers were numb from the cold and I couldn’t feel them anymore. It was the moment I had been waiting for as long as I could remember. I shook my head in utter disbelief as I lifted my camera and was so glad to have been able to press the shutter button. I already knew how to compose the shot as I had practiced it a thousand times before, only this time it was with a tiger in the frame. It felt so unreal as if it was a mystic dream with a tiger crossing our world.” Madan recalls.

Through his photos, the photographer tries to advise us to treat animals with respect and care. In addition, he reminds us that due to poaching and environmental changes, such majestic creatures are slowly disappearing.

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Photograph Madan was able to capture magnificent photos of the tigers at Ranthambore National Park.

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” It was freezing cold, full of fog and mist and I couldn’t feel my fingers, glad that I was able to press the shutter on my camera. It was such a special moment, one that I have been waiting for, for as long as I can remember, finally nature has blessed me with this. I am ever so grateful. For me, this image has captured the heart and soul of Ranthambore.”
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“These cats are intensely beautiful, such powerful beings. You can feel the power behind this gaze, such a thrill to see them in their wild habitats.”
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“Queen Arrow photographed in a glorious winter light while she was on her territorial walk in Ranthambhore National Park. It always a thrill to see these cats, in all their beauty and elegance. They are simply exquisite! What a privilege to spend time with these beautiful, graceful, powerful beings.”
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“What an exciting and heart racing moment it always is when the tiger is walking head on towards you. Such a privilege to spend time with these beautiful, graceful, powerful beings.”
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“Tiger Queen licking herself clean. Its not just because they are fastidious, they work to remove as much of their scent as possible so prey won’t be able to smell when they are downwind.”
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“What an exciting and heart racing moment it was as we watched the gorgeous tiger princess walked the forest track head on towards us. I froze in sheer awe at how magnificently beautiful she really was when she looked me straight in the eye.”
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“Captured early in the morning when she was getting ready for a busy day.”
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“It is always a delight to see a Male tiger as they are so hard to sight. Photographed this male in zone 6 of Ranthambhore national park when he came for a drink of water from a natural depression, a natural shallow hole which holds water in the summer. So if you know where the water is in your forest reserve you can pretty much predict where tigers are going to be.”

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