Here comes a slightly longer story about this photo.
At first glance, this doesn’t seem like a typical photo of South America but somehow it is just that.
Animals like dogs and cats are different in these countries compared to ours. Only a few are kept as pets, only a few have a home. They play a minor role in the civilisation. They build prides in the cities and defend their territory but also try not to interact with humans. They live alongside humans, eat their trash and try to survive somehow. Not everyone of them is strong enough and during our trip we saw many dead individuals on the streets, in the bushes or under docks.
The story about this kitten is similar. We were in Huaraz, a city in the middle of the Peruvian Andes and the perfect spot to start trips to the mountain side. Before visiting Lima, the capital of Peru which is at sea level, we planned a trip to the Laguna 69 (at 4600m above sea level). Therefore, we wanted to be acclimatized. We chose to hike to the Laguna Wilcacocha at 3745m above sea level.
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