Midas occupies a rare place in the planet’s animal kingdom.
The 11-year-old cat is one of but 50 known golden tabby tigers left in the world, according to the folks at In-Sync Exotics Wildlife Rescue and Education Center, where Midas lives.
Medical staff members at the sanctuary are working to keep the world’s golden tabby population from dropping to 49. Midas suffers from skin cancer, and recently received chemotherapy treatments to combat the disease.
Midas underwent the treatments once before, and the cancer retreated into remission. Unlike humans, tigers don’t get nauseated nor do they lose their hair because of chemo, so good for Midas. The doctors remain optimistic about Midas’ prognoses.
Midas should be in good hands, though. In-Sync specializes in caring for rare and exotic animals. Its grounds also are home to 47 big cats, including three white lions, plus a coatimundi, a member of the raccoon family also known as a snookum bear, and stop, stop, all this cute is killin’ me.